Cleveland hosts annual Veterans Day parade

  • Cleveland hosts annual Veterans Day parade

Cleveland hosts annual Veterans Day parade

A Veterans Day parade will begin at Longfellow Square and proceed down Congress Street to City Hall starting at 10:30 a.m., with a wreath-laying ceremony at City Hall at 11 a.m., hosted by the Harold T. Andrews Post 17, American Legion.

Among the first groups in the parade's lineup was the 4th Infantry Division Band, directly followed by a formation of almost 100 Soldiers from the 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Inf. Div. Instead, as put forth by Hardin County Veterans Services Officer C.D. Rickman, all local Vietnam War veterans have been collectively declared grand marshals. The parade begins at 11 a.m.in front of Fresno City Hall.

Parade entries include the Knights of Columbus color guard, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Daughters of the American Revolution, veterans and their families, veterans' wives and widows.

The event will feature representatives from all the military branches as well as performances by the marching bands of the University of Nebraska at Kearney and Kearney High School.

The ceremony, which is open to the public without charge, is sponsored by the Virginia War Memorial, a division of the Virginia Department of Veterans Services, in partnership with the Richmond Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities. There will be several guest speakers, including Washington native Lt. Gen.

A wreath will be placed at the Boots and Rifle monument in honor of all those who died during conflict.

This Veterans Day Parade in Tulsa coincides with the Marine Corps 242nd birthday, so saluting the Marines is a focus of today's event.

"Especially on this day, seeing such a great presence out here really means a lot to the guys who served", said Retired Sgt. 1st Class James Mahurin, an Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom veteran and former 4th Inf. The parade ends at Mill Creek Park Veterans Memorial off Broadway.