Letter to Chamber that led to Ekins’ nomination as Grand Marshal of Newton Fourth of July Parade
Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to the Greater Newton Chamber of Commerce Fourth of July Parade Nominating Committee by Doug Bishop of the Jasper County Freedom Flight Committee, nominating Junior Ekins to represent the county’s veterans as Grand Marshal. Learn more about Junior’s World War II military experience in Friday’s “Called to Serve” feature.
Parade Nominating Committee:
Darrell Sarmento mentioned that it would be proper to have a veteran serve as Grand Marshal in the Fourth of July Parade this year.
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