One Veterans Day parade will be a somber event as it will double as a funeral procession. Army Sgt. Dale Griffin of Terre Haute, Indiana, was killed by a roadside bomb on October 27 in Afghanistan and his coffin will be transported along the parade route.
Sgt. Griffin’s flag draped coffin will follow the Police Department’s honor guard and then be positioned at a ceremony at a VFW post. After the ceremony, the coffin will be transported to the local high school for a funeral service open to the public.
The 29-year old was one of the fallen servicemembers President Obama paid his respects to last week at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.
Our condolences go out to Sgt. Griffin’s family for their ultimate sacrifice.