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Veterans to Serve as Homecoming Parade Grand Marshals

By October 6, 2023Community

CLEVELAND, Miss. — The Delta State University Office of Student Life, in conjunction with the Division of Student Affairs has extended an invitation to nearly 100 DSU veteran and active-duty students to serve as the 2023 Homecoming Parade Grand Marshals. Elizabeth Branton, Assistant Director of Student Life, Office of Student Life said, “With the homecoming parade falling on Veteran’s Day, we felt it would be appropriate to honor those students who have served our country and are actively pursuing higher education at Delta State – the true embodiment of a statesman spirit.”

The parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. on November 11 at Kent Wyatt Hall and travel to downtown Cleveland. The parade will feature DSU student veterans, academic and athletic departments, the 2023 homecoming court, local community veterans and more.

Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Eddie Lovin said, “We want to honor the service and sacrifice that veterans, and their families, have made to protect our freedoms and ensure our safety. By showcasing their commitment to service and dedication, we not only celebrate their heroism but also inspire our student body to embrace values of duty, honor, and selflessness. It is a fitting tribute to recognize their contributions on this special day, fostering a sense of unity and gratitude within our university community, but highlight these students’ service and call to the greater Cleveland and Bolivar County community as well.”

Branton said, “If any community members or organizations are interested in participating in the parade we would love to include them.” Anyone interested in registering for the parade may complete the registration form online at