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Tri-Valley Veterans Day parade steps off at 1 p.m. today in downtown Pleasanton

Original post made on Nov 1, 2012

The Pleasanton-based Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6298 and American Legion Post 237 will host the 2012 Tri-Valley Veterans Day Parade starting at 1 p.m. today, with a patriotic program of music and messages following at the Veterans Memorial Building.

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Posted by Oh, wished U Phrased it Differently
a resident of Downtown
on Nov 1, 2012 at 9:19 pm

Oh, Jeb, I wish you had phrased AVHS' inability to make the Vetrans celebration differently. I am sure you had no intention of infering that AVHS would not have been honored to participate if they could have by choosing the words, "declined the VFW's invitation."

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Posted by MrsJJHJ
a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Nov 2, 2012 at 10:06 pm

It seems to me that the PW usually gives Amador particularly favorable coverage. So yes, the report left me, at least, with the impression that the band had declined the invitation for reasons that might not reflect well upon the school.

However, you imply, "Oh, wished U Phrased it Differently", that you know the reason for Amador's non-participation and think it a valid one. So might it not perhaps have been helpful to post a clarification, as well as your criticism of the report?

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Posted by MZ
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Nov 4, 2012 at 10:29 am

Looking forward ro the parade is going to be bigger and better thatn other times, you never know you might see some airplanes this year

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Posted by Main St. Neighbor
a resident of Downtown
on Nov 4, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Being a former member of the Amador Valley matching band, I think I have a little insight, although I don't know the circumstances here. Foothill and Amador compete in two different circuits for competition, Foothill does parades, while Amador does field shows for football games. The only parade we did was at Christmas.
Maybe instead of putting anything in the paper that puts any of our schools in a bad light for something as trivial as this,
some things are better left unsaid.