Former Augusta Mayor Bob Young presents pop-up parade through Augusta University and medical district

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A pop-up parade will feature vehicles representing WWII, Korean and Vietnam wars.

Former Augusta mayor Bob Young has organized a pop-up parade through the medical district at 11 a.m. Monday, July 6, to show appreciation for health care workers at Augusta University Health, the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center and University Hospital.

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The parade will include vehicles representing WWII, Korean and Vietnam wars. They will depart Lucy Craft Laney High School and pass through the AU Health Sciences Campus on Laney-Walker Boulevard to 15th Street, then turn right onto Harper Street through the VA Hospital, from Osler Street to New Bailie Street and back to Harper Street before turning up Saint Sebastian Way to Walton Way. The parade will continue to the circle in front of University Hospital before returning to Laney.

“We are grateful to witness such wonderful community support in these extraordinary times. Parades like this make us smile, and I encourage my colleagues to step outside for a moment and be celebrated,” said Julie Moretz, chief experience officer and associate vice president of Patient- and Family-Centered Care.

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