Carbon County’s Veterans Day Parade was held today in Jim Thorpe. This year’s theme was “Honoring All Who Served”.
The parade was hosted by the Dolan Jones – Martino American Legion Post 0304 of Jim Thorpe and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 294 of Albrightsville.
Grand marshal was Charles Wildoner, 90, of Jim Thorpe. He was commander of the Jim Thorpe Legion from 1946 to 1947, and is also a member of the VFW and U.S. Navy Club. Wildoner served as Jim Thorpe’s first borough secretary and business manager for several years, and was chairman of the Carbon County Planning Commission from 1960 to 1970. In 1971, he was elected as a Carbon County Commissioner, a position he held for 17 years until he retired from it. Currently, he currently he serves as chairman of the board of the Mauch Chunk Trust Company. Wildoner is a lifelong member of St. Joseph’s Church and Parish in Jim Thorpe.
Click HERE to view a pre-story in the Times News newspaper, which lists all parade partipants.
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