In an abundance of caution, authorities with the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office have made the decision to cancel this year’s annual Veterans Day Parade that was scheduled to be held on Saturday, November 7. Due to the ongoing circumstances of the Coronavirus, the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Department feels it is in the best interest of the public to cancel the event. As of this writing, the number of active cases in the county as reported by Texas State Department of Health Services continues to hover near 100.  68 people in Nacogdoches County have passed away as a result of COVID-19.

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In a media release, the Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office makes it clear that they regret having to make this decision and that they continue to be very thankful to all veterans that have proudly served our beloved country, and the NCSO thanks them for their service and continues to honor them and those that have given the ultimate sacrifice. The Sheriff's Department will continue to pray for them and those that are actively serving.

In tradition and honor of the annual Veterans Day parade, the Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office we still hand out the Veterans Day patches to all veterans, boy scouts and girl scouts who request them. To receive the patches, please contact Terry Smith or Ericka Rice at 936-560-7794.

All those at the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office hope that a return to normalcy will allow for a return to next year’s annual Veterans Day Parade.