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A Tribute to Our Military: Scranton Prepares to Honor the Armed Forces

Armed Forces Day is tomorrow, Saturday, May 18. To pay tribute to our area’s military, a parade and patriotic 5K are on tap in the city of Scranton. Newswatch 1...

Armed Forces Day is tomorrow, Saturday, May 18.

To pay tribute to our area’s military, a parade and patriotic 5K are on tap in the city of Scranton.

Newswatch 16’s Ryan Leckey highlighted both events on Friday.

Armed Forces Day celebrates the men and women who are currently serving our country. It was President Truman who helped create Armed Forces Day. The holiday dates back to 1949.

PARADE INFO:

Saturday’s parade starts at 11 a.m. in downtown Scranton.

It includes a number of bands, local veterans’ associations, and military groups.

To learn more about the parade, head here! The emcee of this year’s parade is Newswatch 16’s Ryan Leckey.