This year’s Veterans Day Parade promises to be the biggest one yet! More than 88 units with multiple components and equipment have signed up to march or perform during this year's annual parade.
The parade will start Friday at 9 a.m. at 16th Street and Atlantic Avenue, and will end at the Tidewater Veterans Memorial at 19th Street, across from the Virginia Beach Convention Center.
Following the parade, a formal ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. at the Tidewater Veterans Memorial, where there will be a wreath laying, a salute to veterans and a flyover with aircraft from Military Aviation Museum - Pungo Airport.
After the formal ceremony, a separate brief ceremony will take place behind the memorial in the William L. “Billy” Myers, Sr., Veterans Memorial Park to recognize veterans whose names have been inscribed on brick pavers and added to the park since Memorial Day.
The Hampton Roads Council of Veterans Organizations and the Filipino-American Veterans of Hampton Roads, along with the mayors of Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach, cordially invite the public to this event.
A list of all participating parade units is available upon request by calling (757) 385-4075.
For more information about the event, contact Priscilla Beede at (757) 468-2357.
The Hampton Roads Council of Veterans Organizations has been hosting the annual Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony since 1970. This event is supported by the Mayors and City Councils from the cities of Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk and Portsmouth, Virginia. The annual parade features representatives and military vehicles from all branches of the armed services across the region. Veterans who march represent members who served at Pearl Harbor in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Desert Shield, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Afghanistan.
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