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Kids on bikes carrying balloons and riding down Hopkins Street was part of the fun at the San Marcos Veterans’ Day Parade in 2009. MERCURY FILE PHOTO

Kids on bikes carrying balloons and riding down Hopkins Street was part of the fun at the San Marcos Veterans’ Day Parade in 2009. MERCURY FILE PHOTO

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The city of San Marcos is seeking San Marcos veterans who served during a time of military conflict to serve as grand marshal of the city’s annual Veterans Day parade. The nomination deadline has been extended to Oct. 11.

The theme for this year’s parade, sponsored by the city”s Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee and local veterans’ organizations, is “Honoring All Who Served.” The parade will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11 and wind through downtown San Marcos.

Nomination forms for grand marshal should be submitted to Lisa Morris by email here or they can be dropped off or mailed to the Parks and Recreation office at the Grant Harris Building, located at 401 E. Hopkins Street, San Marcos.

Grand marshal nominees must live in the San Marcos area, have served in the U.S. military during a time of conflict or war, have been honorably discharged and be willing share his or her military service memories. A nomination form is posted on the city website here.

The city is also accepting parade entries until Oct. 18.

The parade typically features veterans’ groups, military organizations, civic clubs, bands, drill teams, public officials, equestrians, youth teams and classic vehicles. A free biscuit-and-gravy breakfast is served on the Old Hays County Courthouse lawn at 8:30 a.m. before the procession picks up.

The Kiwanis Club hosts a kids’ bike parade from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. preceding the main parade. Children can bring their bicycles, tricycles and scooters to The Square and decorate them with free flags, streamers and sign materials.

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