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Volunteers prep for parade in downtown Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. - For the 71st time in Spokane history, volunteers are hard at work preparing for the Armed Forces Torchlight Parade.  The parade, manned entirely by volunteers, will wind through downtown Spokane on Saturday night.

The theme of this year's parade is "I Love a Parade".  In honor of the Washington Air National Guard celebrating its 85th anniversary since its founding at Felts Field in 1924, the grand marshal will be Major General Timothy J. Lowenberg, the Adjutant General for the State of Washington.  The honorary Grand Marshal is Rear Admiral James A. Symonds, Commander Navy Region Northwest.

Coverage of the parade begins at 7 p.m. on Saturday and can be seen live on SWX (KHQ Digital 6-2, Comcast 115, Time Warner 287, Charter 306).  It can also be seen live online on KHQ.com.  The parade itself kicks off at 7:45 p.m.

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