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Thu August 2, 2012
Louisiana bicentennial parade delayed until November
A state bicentennial event planned as Louisiana's largest military parade in a century has been rescheduled to try to live up to that billing.
The parade was scheduled Saturday, the anniversary of the date that Congress accepted the Florida Parishes as part of Louisiana. On Tuesday, officials said it will instead be Saturday, Nov. 10, the day before Veterans Day.
It will go through the French Quarter to the National World War II Museum.
Julie Vezinot of the state bicentennial commission says most of the military groups asked to provide units either had commitments this weekend or didn't want people marching in uniform in the August heat.
She says organizers want 2,500 people in the parade, but had commitments for about 500 for this weekend.