Braselton honors Smallwood brothers as parade grand marshals

Braselton will honor a ‘band of brothers’ as its grand marshals in the patriotic July 4 parade.  John, Horace and Howell Smallwood are this year’s honorees.

 “We’ve all been riveted with the images celebrating the 75th anniversary of D-Day in Europe, so honoring World War II veterans is our way of paying tribute to their service to the nation,” said Downtown Director Amy Pinnell.

 The Smallwood brothers live in southern Hall County.  John and Horace are Army veterans, and Howell served in the US Navy.  They have been active supporters of veterans’ organizations and causes through the years.

 The festive parade will commence at 6:00 PM on GA 53 at the Braselton Tech Center and travel into the downtown area.