Dickson County’s Veterans Day celebration will include a parade and special musical salute on Sunday, Nov. 10. Organizer Beverly Pounds said this year’s event will honor America’s POWs and MIAs. White Bluff resident Joe H. England Jr. will be the parade grand marshal and celebration’s special honoree. England was a prisoner of war for almost three years in Korea. A tank driver with the 89th Battalion, England was captured during battle in November 1950, just four months after being deployed. He was held in a POW camp at a tungsten mine until the signing of the armistice to end the war in 1953. Pounds said England is believed to be the only POW from any American conflict still alive in Dickson County. He is a recipient of the POW Medal and the Purple Heart. The parade will be at 2 pm Sunday, Nov. 10, starting at Dickson County High School, following the traditional route through downtown and ending at Dickson Middle School. The deadline for entries is Tuesday and there is no entry fee. Entry information is available by calling Bob Jackson at 476-7410. For the third year, Dickson First Baptist Church will host a special musical salute to veterans at 5 pm in the church sanctuary. The First Baptist Choir will present a patriotic performance and Pounds said there will be a special POW-MIA ceremony and display. Admission is free. More than 83,000 Americans are still listed as missing in action, with over 73,000 of those from World War II, 8,000 from the Korean War, 1,600 from Vietnam and a handful from the Cold War and ongoing conflict in the Middle East. President Woodrow Wilson first declared Armistice Day in 1919 to mark the end of World War I on Nov. 11 the year before. It became an official U.S. Holiday in 1938 and the name was changed to Veterans Day in 1954.