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Virginia Beach Veterans Day Parade

Published: November 6, 2015

The 2015 Virginia Beach Veterans Day parade kicks off Wednesday, Nov. 11 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. With more than 114 units signed up to participate, the parade is expected to be one of the largest ever.

Among this year's participants: marching bands from the Army TRADOC at Fort Eustis, high school bands from Bayside, Green Run, Kellam, Kempsville, Landstown, Ocean Lakes, Princess Anne, Salem and Tallwood, honor guards from the Chesapeake and Virginia Beach police departments and the Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office.

This year's parade will feature military units from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard that represent the 12 military installations across the region. Veterans from Pearl Harbor, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Desert Shield and Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom will participate, as well as several Tidewater municipal and veterans support organizations, including local Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops.

The Veterans Day Parade is hosted by the Hampton Roads Council of Veterans Organizations and cosponsored by National Sojourners, Inc. The annual event is sanctioned by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs National Veterans Day Committee and the mayors of Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk and Virginia Beach.

A formal ceremony that includes military, federal, state and local dignitaries will be held following the parade at 11 a.m. at the Tidewater Veterans Memorial, located on 19th Street across from the Virginia Beach Convention Center.

source: City of Virginia Beach.