PINEHURST–Welcome Back From Iraq is the theme for the 11th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Pinehurst Saturday. According to The Pilot, the parade, which begins at 11 A.M., is dedicated to returning troops and will honor Wounded Warriors of North Carolina as well as all retired and active duty personnel. The grand marshal is Brig. Gen. Edward Reeder. Master Sgt. Jon Mims, the oldest survivor of the Bataan Death March, will serve as the honorary grand marshal. Both will be escorted by an armored military SUV.
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