The troops will be deployed to southwestern Asia on Monday, Feb. 22, and the parade is both a way to honor and send them off. The parade will begin at 12:30 p.m. at Point Pleasant Junior/Senior High School.
The route will follow down Jackson Ave. to Sand Hill Road. It will then go from Sand Hill to Lincoln Ave. and continue down 22nd St. From there, the troops will be transported to the Mason County Schools Board of Education Office. The parade will then continue and close in downtown Point Pleasant on Main St.
At the parade’s conclusion, there will be a flag ceremony at the Gene Salem Senior Center. During the ceremony, 50 U.S. flags donated by U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito will be presented to members of the 1092nd to take overseas with them.
Residents who live along the parade route are encouraged to fly American flags today to honor the 1092nd. In addition to the parade, the Marine Corps League along with the AMVETS are hosting a spaghetti dinner for the troops on Sunday, Feb. 21 at the National Guard Armory in Point Pleasant. The dinner will begin at 11:30 a.m.