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Fort Mitchell Independence Day Parade Grand Marshal Bill Miller: “A Life of Unconditional Service”

The City of Fort Mitchell has the pleasure and the privilege to announce this year’s Independence Day Parade Grand Marshal Mr. William Miller.

“Mr. Bill Miller is the perfect example of a man who has lived a life unconditionally dedicated to helping and serving others. He has devoted his life working and volunteering at the orphanage he was raised in, and has always stayed deeply involved within the community," said Jude Hehman, mayor of Fort Mitchell. "It is an honor to have him live in our great City and represent Fort Mitchell as our 2018 Independence Day Parade Grand Marshal!” 

Miller lived his life serving and helping others. He was an orphan who grew up in St. Johns Orphanage, which is now the DCCH Center for Children and Families.

He is an Air Force veteran who fought in the Korean War. After the war, he returned home where he met and married the love of his life, Ruth Ann. They have four children, eight grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.

Miller has served on the Welcome House Board, Catholic Charities of the Dioceses of Covington Board, The Fort Mitchell Board of Adjustments for 10 years, and many other organizations throughout his life. Miller has volunteered at the orphanage he was raised in, his entire life and continues to do so even today at 87 years old.

“I cannot think of a better Grand Marshall than Mr. Bill Miller to represent the City of Fort Mitchell in the Fourth of July Parade," said Sister Jean Marie Hoffman, Assistant Provincial of the Sisters of Notre Dame. "Mr. Miller is a civic and community minded person. He is a man of integrity and good moral values. Next to my father, he is my hero."

The Fort Mitchell Independence Day Parade is the City’s largest attended event each year. This year’s parade theme is A life of Unconditional Service. The parade will start at 12:30 PM, at the DCCH Center on Orphanage Road, go down Dixie Highway, and end at Beechwood Schools. City streets along Dixie Highway will start closing at noon. Anyone interested in participating in the parade, should complete a registration form by Friday, June 29, that is available on the cities website: