On July 31, as the town's whistle blows at 6 p.m., a Veteran's Parade will be held as part of the Clutier Fun Day Celebration. The parade will begin at the top of Main Street. Veterans will march in silence behind a color guard and a replica of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The Veterans will march to honor those Veterans who have fought valiantly and for those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Veterans from Marshalltown, Waterloo, Cedar Rapids and Tama County have been invited to participate. All Veterans are encouraged to march. If a Veteran's health prevents them from marching, a vehicle will transport them down the parade route. The parade's grand marshall will be Tama County's oldest veteran, 100 year-old veteran, Arnold Vileta. Vileta is a graduate of Clutier High School.
Following the parade, a dedication ceremony, hundreds of red, white and blue balloons will be released into the summer evening. The balloons are provided by Sunrise Hill Care and Rehab Center of Traer. Following the conclusion, everyone is invited to participate in Clutier's Christmas in July celebration. Additional Friday night festivities include the kiddie parade and a band concert featuring the music of the Polka Proste band from Charles City.
The purpose of the Veteran's parade is to honor those who have faithfully honored the call of military service for our great country. The Clutier Fun Day committee hopes you join them in thanking these wonderful men and women.