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      Ceremony and parade honor veterans

      A group of bikers led the parade from the Civic Center to the VFW

      Marines, Veterans, and other Southwest Georgians gathered at Veterans Park Amphitheater for a ceremony and parade honoring veterans.

      The event kicked off with a speech Major General James Kessler from the Marine Corps Logistics Base and was followed by the MCLB Band's tribute to veterans from each branch of the military.

      But the recognition didn't end there. A band of bikers led the way over to the VFW. Biker Jeff Schlarb says they do this to honor those who've served. "A lot of us are veterans and it's something we do. We support them, it's something we believe in, and it comes natural," says Schlarb.

      Once the parade arrived, a day full of events began, with all of the proceeds going to help support Veterans.

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