Veter­ans Day Pa­rade can­celed over weather

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Mid­west City has can­celed its Veter­ans Day pa­rade.

Ini­tially sched­uled for 10 a.m. Mon­day, city of­fi­cials cited weather con­cerns as the rea­son not to put on the pa­rade this year. The pa­rade will not be resched­uled.

The an­nounce­ment was made Fri­day on the city’s web­site.

“The wel­fare and safety of our com­mu­nity is al­ways our top pri­or­ity,” the an­nounce­ment said. “We could not ask the com­mu­nity, our veter­ans, or the pa­rade en­trants to be out in the cold, wet and windy con­di­tions that are pre­dicted for Mon­day morn­ing.”

Of­fi­cials said the de­ci­sion to the can­cel the pa­rade was made in con­sul­ta­tion with weather fore­cast ex­perts and emer­gency man­age­ment pro­fes­sion­als.

The pa­rade route was to run from Cen­tury Boule­vard and SE 15, east to Dou­glas Boule­vard then north to Reno Av­enue, and end­ing at Reno Av­enue and Mor­ris McGee Drive.

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