Those familiar with the dynamic John Mohr Mackintosh Pipes and Drums
know of their reputation for showmanship and competitive spirit, and
they will bring that spirit and timeless music to the 14th annual Douglas County Veterans Day Lighted Parade this year.
The parade is scheduled for Veterans Day, Monday, Nov 11, and will step off at 7 p.m. from Douglas County High School; proceed north on Campbellton Street; west on Church Street; and south on Bowden, Woodrow and Campbellton back to the high school. A performance area will be lighted on Campbellton Street between BB&T and Regions Banks.
John Mohr Mackintosh Pipes and Drums is a performance pipe band. The band has performed throughout the Southeastern United States since it was founded in 1977. Based in Atlanta, it proudly bears the name of 18th-century adventurer Captain John Mohr Mackintosh who was a direct descendant of the Clan Chiefs of Scotland and one of the first Scots to pioneer coastal Georgia. He arrived in Georgia in February 1733 and raised and commanded the Highland Independent Company of Foot. His son and nephew served General George Washington, and his descendants include two Georgia Governors: George McIntosh Troup and Thomas Spalding. The Macintosh line is also associated with Creek Indian Chief William McIntosh and the late Dode McIntosh, principal chief of the Creek Indian Nation.
John Mohr Mackintosh participates in Eastern United States Pipe Band Association competitions as well as making public appearances, including 13 performances during the 1996 Atlanta Centennial Olympic Games.
Entries into the Veterans Day Lighted Parade will be accepted until November 8. All entries are required to salute the US Flag, veterans, reserves and/or active military. All units are required to be lighted in some manner even though the parade proceeds along lighted streets. To enter, visit www.CelebrateDouglasCounty.com and click on the red message box on the home page for an application form. There is no cost to participate in the parade.
Douglas County Veterans Day Lighted Parade is a program of the Douglas
County Board of Commissioners through its Department of Communications
and Community Relations as a salute to and in appreciation of the
service of our military and veterans.