Prison-camp float wins at Ala. Veterans Day parade - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

Prison-camp float wins at Ala. Veterans Day parade

Posted: Updated:
ATHENS, AL (AP) -

A float built by Alabama Marines to replicate a prisoner-of-war camp is the top-prize winner in the Athens Veterans Day parade.

AL.com reports the Marine Corps entry took grand prize honors in the parade Saturday.

The runner-up prize for most patriotic entry went to a group of students from East Limestone High School, whose float featured a shooting silver & blue star and a large red sign reading: "Thanks."

The Athens parade was held a good eight days before the actual Veterans Day holiday, which falls on Nov. 11.

The grand marshal of the parade through downtown Athens was World War II veteran Dempsey McLemore, a former prisoner of war who served as a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow

1414 North Memorial Parkway
Huntsville, AL 35801
256-533-4848

WAFF Is a Proud Member
of the Raycom Family of Stations


FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WAFF. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.