A veterans’ parade will take place starting at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10 at the Veterans Administration Health System campus. National Veterans Day is Nov. 11. This event will be the seventh annual local veterans’ parade, which has been spearheaded each year by the St. Cloud Times. After a social gathering at the VA at 1 p.m., the parade of veterans, along with their loved ones and supporters, will wend its way to nearby Apollo High School. All people are encouraged to attend the event, which is a way to show support and thanks to all veterans who have served their country.
Dalman was born and raised in South St. Cloud, graduated from St. Cloud Tech High School, then graduated from St. Cloud State University with a degree in English (emphasis on American and British literature) and mass communications (emphasis on print journalism). He studied in London, England for a year (1980-81) where he concentrated on British literature, political science, the history of Great Britain and wrote a book-length study of the British writer V.S. Naipaul. Dalman has been a reporter and weekly columnist for more than 30 years and worked for 16 of those years for the Alexandria Echo Press.