2019 Tidewater Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony Will Be Held at the Oceanfront Nov. 11

​​The Parade will kick off at 9 a.m. on Atlantic Avenue, beginning at 16th Street and ending in front of the Tidewater Veterans Memorial on 19th Street.​
GIRL WATCHING VETERANS DAY PARADE​​You’re invited to join the City of Virginia Beach in honoring all veterans at the annual Tidewater Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony on Monday, Nov. 11 at 9 a.m. at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. More than 100 units will march or perform during this year's annual parade including the U.S. Fleet Forces Band, U. S. Army TRADOC Band, Virginia Beach high school marching bands, and honor guards, high school NJROTC units, Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops and motorcycle and/or mounted units from the Chesapeake and Virginia Beach Police Departments and the Virginia Beach and Portsmouth Sheriff’s Offices.

The parade will feature representation from all branches of the U.S. military, and veterans from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Desert Shield, Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom will participate.

Hosted by the Hampton Roads Council of Veterans Organizations (HRCVO) and cosponsored by the American Veterans, this year’s event will feature Grand Marshal Duane Trowbridge, a Marine Veteran and Co-Marshal Air Force Veteran Steven J. Combs who currently serves as Deputy Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Veterans Services. 

The Veterans Day Parade is sanctioned by the Department of Veterans Affairs National Veterans Day Committee and the mayors of Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk and Virginia Beach, who signed the Veterans Day Proclamation declaring that “citizens, businesses and organizations demonstrate due appreciation, admiration and respect for all veterans who have served our great nation.”

Immediately following the parade, a formal ceremony will be held at the parade reviewing stand, located across the street from the Tidewater Veterans Memorial, 1000 19th St. This service will include military and civilian honors to the veterans.​

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