VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The Tidewater Veterans Day Parade happened on Thursday, November 11!
The Hampton Roads Council of Veterans Organizations paid tribute to all the men and women who have served and protected our country, and fought for our freedom.
The Parade and Ceremony started at 9 a.m., at 16th Street and Atlantic Avenue and ended at the Tidewater Veterans Memorial at 19th Street, across from the Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th Street.
The exciting parade included more than 90 units including military units from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard that represent the military installations across the region. Veterans from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Desert Shield, and Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom participated, as well as several Tidewater municipal and veterans support organizations, including local high school bands and Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops.
After the parade, a formal ceremony included military, federal, state and local dignitaries at the Tidewater Veterans Memorial. This year’s Grand Marshal was Navy Veteran Captain Michael T. Maliniak and the Co-Marshal is Raymond L. Taylor, Virginia Past State President and a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 3204.
The City of Virginia Beach has been hosting the Veterans Day parade since 1970.
News 3 was there and streamed live in this story above. You can also view it on the News 3 Facebook page. News 3 Anchor Todd Corillo hosted and emceed the parade during our coverage.