PARKVILLE, MD---The military service men and women who are now residents of Oak Crest, the Erickson Living retirement community, have served in the battlegrounds of Europe and the battleships of the Pacific during World War II.
In Korea, they fought in an early encounter of the Cold War, and they have been stationed around the world...all in defense of liberty and freedom.
On Thursday, July 3rd at 11am, the Greatest Generation and beyond will participate in the Parade of Veterans, an annual tradition at Oak Crest that kicks-off the Independence Weekend celebration.
Led by a Color Guard, veterans of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard will enter the Erickson Conference Center wearing their service uniforms. A patriotic ceremony, including music and recognition of each service branch, will follow.
Paul Grant, a resident of Oak Crest and former U.S. Army Chaplain, will provide the keynote address.
WHAT: Parade of Veterans Independence Weekend Celebration
WHEN: Thursday, July 3rd 11am-11:45am
WHERE: Oak Crest retirement community
Erickson Conference Center
8800 Walther Boulevard
Parkville, MD 21234
[caption id="attachment_121052" align="aligncenter" width="300"] A scene from the 2013 Parade of Veterans at Oak Crest.[/caption]
About Oak Crest: Oak Crest is one of eighteen continuing care retirement communities managed by Erickson Living. Located in Parkville, Maryland the scenic 87-acre campus is home to more than 2,100 residents. Oak Crest is the ideal greater Baltimore retirement destination offering a true sense of community, convenience beyond compare and a sensible financial structure.