Duncanville Independence Day Parade July 3
The Duncanville Lions Membership is worked up to announce the return of their annual July 4th parade, which was canceled final yr resulting from Covid. The parade shall be held on July third, with the theme “Land of the Free and Dwelling of the Courageous.” Two longtime servant leaders who signify the “Lions Class of 1973,” Dr. Invoice Dover and Bob Lee, have been chosen as Grand Marshals of the parade.
“Dr. Invoice Dover and Bob Lee have been named as Grand Marshals of the Duncanville Lions 4th of July Parade as a result of they exemplify the Lions motto of ‘We Serve’. Each joined the Duncanville Lions Membership in 1973, and so they have added to the betterment of this Metropolis and its residents with their important service,” stated Councilman Don McBurnett, who’s Chairman of the July 4th Parade for Duncanville Lions Membership.
The “Land of the Free, Dwelling of the Courageous” theme comes from the final line of our nationwide anthem. The lyrics of the Star-Spangled Banner come from the “Protection of Fort M’Henry”, a poem written in 1814 by 35 year-old lawyer and novice poet Francis Scott Key. After witnessing the bombardment of Fort McHenry by British ships within the Conflict of 1812, Key was impressed by the massive U.S. flag flying triumphantly above the fort throughout the battle and U.S. victory.
Duncanville Independence Day Grand Marshals
Dr. Dover was an Optometrist in Duncanville practically 40 years, and Bob Lee’s 39-year profession with Duncanville’s Public Works Division helped give us an ideal water system. Each Parade Marshals are energetic Duncanville Lions Membership members. They’re the remaining energetic Lions Membership members from the Class of ’73.
Bob Lee got here to Duncanville as a young person, and graduated from Duncanville Excessive Faculty in 1956. Upon graduating, he labored for the Metropolis of Duncanville for 39 years. He designed and put in the water system which is taken into account among the finest within the state and probably the nation. Lee retired as Public Works Director, and has been retired for 22 years. Nonetheless, he nonetheless thinks of how to enhance Duncanville. The road main into the Metropolis’s Service Heart is known as after him.
Lee was married to his spouse, Anita, over 50 years, till she handed away final December. They’ve two kids, Marla and Victor. Victor died from most cancers about seven years in the past. Lee additionally has a number of grandchildren.
An Military Veteran
Dr. Dover is a Veteran who served within the U.S. Military. He was instrumental in bringing Holy Spirit Catholic Church to Duncanville, and was very energetic with the Knights of Columbus. Invoice and his spouse, Cindy, have been married over forty years. They’ve one daughter, Katie, who’s married to Nick, with one grandson, Will.
“These males are the town’s hidden treasures, and have accomplished a lot for this metropolis simply because it was the suitable factor to do. They by no means regarded for a thanks or a pat on the again, simply doing what wanted to be accomplished. There are lots of occasions when issues have occurred due to their efforts and no one knew what had transpired however them,” stated longtime buddy and affiliate Larry Easley.
Duncanville Lions Independence Day Parade
The Duncanville Lions Membership Independence Day Parade begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 3. The parade begins at Reed Center Faculty, 530 Freeman Avenue, then turns proper onto Wheatland Highway, proper on Major Avenue, adopted by a proper on Freeman Avenue ,and continues again to Reed Center Faculty. Make plans to get there early to get one of the best spots for you and your loved ones.
To take part within the parade, please register with the Duncanville Lions Membership. You may register at any of the next areas: Duncanville Chamber of Commerce, 300 East Wheatland Highway; Purple Fowl Lanes, 1114 S. Major Avenue; or Ben Franklin Apothecary, 302 N. Major Avenue.
Functions are additionally obtainable for downloading at duncanvillelionsclub.com/parade. Varieties may be mailed to Duncanville Lions Membership, Parade Entry, P.O Field 381055, Duncanville, TX 75138. For extra details about the parade or to get entangled with the Duncanville Lions, please name Don McBurnett at (214) 918-9981.
Independence Day celebrations in Duncanville proceed with fireworks and different actions at Armstrong Park, beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday.