Warsaw, N.C. has been called the crossroads of Eastern North Carolina and on June 24, 2016 the North Carolina General Assembly named their Veterans Day Parade the official parade for the state.Among the reasons for adopting the Town of Warsaw as the home of the official parade are its central location to surrounding military installations, the military leaders those centers have developed and sent to serve their country, and the tradition the town has (as it approaches its century mark in 2020) of hosting their annual parade.Warsaw got in line to march and honor veterans for the first time in 1921 and is generally believed to be the longest running, continuously observed Veterans Day celebration in America.Every branch of military service is represented in N.C. and the proximity of the surrounding bases to this town brings a nice crowd every year. Fort Bragg is the the largest Army installation in the world, Camp Lejeune is the largest Marine amphibious base in the world, and Seymour Johnson Air Force Base is home of the 4th Fighter Wing of the Air Combat Command. All are honored and thanked for their service this day and every day
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