VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – It’s one of the biggest parades of the year, the Tidewater Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony down by the Virginia Beach Oceanfront.
The Hampton Roads Council of Veterans Organizations has been running the celebration for over 30 years.
This year, there are over 100 groups marching down 19th Street to show their respect for the men and women who have served our country.
Marching bands from the U.S. Army Command at Fort Eustis and area high schools from all over the region will be performing.
They’re also expecting honor guards and motorcades from local police departments.
Groups of veterans from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Desert Shield, Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom will participate, as well as several Tidewater municipal and veterans support organizations, including Naval Junior ROTC Units and Boy Scout and Girl Scout Troops.
The parade begins at 9 a.m. and begins at 16th street and Atlantic Avenue. It will then head up 19th Street and end at the Veterans Memorial across from the Virginia Beach Convention Center.
November 11th is the anniversary of the end of World War I and Veterans Day is honored to show respect and admiration for everyone who has been in the Armed Forces.
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