• Short Summary

    ALL BRANCHES OF THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES STATIONED IN THE CHICAGO AREA PARTICIPATED IN A PARADE IN DOWNTOWN CHICAGO TODAY AS PART OF THE ARMED FORCES DAY CELEBRATION.

  • Description

    ALL BRANCHES OF THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES STATIONED IN THE CHICAGO AREA PARTICIPATED IN A PARADE IN DOWNTOWN CHICAGO TODAY AS PART OF THE ARMED FORCES DAY CELEBRATION.

    TODAY (MAY 16) MARKED THE 21st ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF ARMED FORCES DAY IN CHICAGO. LOCAL OFFICIALS HAD ASKED THE PEOPLE OF CHICAGO TO LINE THE PARADE ROUTE TO SHOW THEIR SUPPORT AND TO PAY TRIBUTE TO THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO SERVE THE COUNTRY THROUGH THE ARMED FORCES. RESERVE OFFICER TRAINING CORPS FROM II CHICAGO HIGH SCHOOLS,THE 4TH MARINE AIR WING DRUM AND BUGLE CORPS, THE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BAND FROM O'HARE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, AND THE GREAT LAKES DRILL TEAM PARTICIPATED IN THE PARADE. THE 5TH ARMY BAND LED THE PARADE.

    THE GREAT LAKES NAVAL BASE AND FORT SHERIDAN ARMY BASE WELCOMED VISITORS AS PART OF THE CELEBRATION, BUT CANCELLED PLANS FOR A GENERAL OPEN HOUSE AFTER WAR PROTESTERS ANNOUNCED A RALLY WOULD BE HELD NEAR THE BASES. IN WASHINGTON, THE PENTAGON REPORTED THAT MILITARY PARTICIPATION IN ARMED FORCES DAY OBSERVANCES HAD BEEN CANCELLED AT LEAST 10 MILITARY BASES AROUND THE COUNTRY FOR SIMILAR REASONS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEEZ2UWM37L3MRNI8418SMEK2
    Media URN:
    VLVAEEZ2UWM37L3MRNI8418SMEK2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/05/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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