JOIN THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE FOR THE ANNUAL VETERANS DAY PARADE
The City of Jacksonville invites residents to pay tribute to those who have served and are currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces at the annual Veterans Day Parade.
“The annual Veterans Day Parade is the highlight of Jacksonville’s Week of Valor celebrations, a city-wide salute to all who’ve served our nation in uniform and all who currently serve,” said Mayor Alvin Brown. “Showcasing Jacksonville as the most veteran- and military-friendly city in America, the parade is a special opportunity to show our deep appreciation for the service and sacrifice of our veterans, active-duty service members and their families.”
The parade route will begin at EverBank Field at Lot J. It will proceed down Bay Street to Newnan Street, follow to Independent Street (which turns into Water Street) and will end at the lots on Lee Street near the Prime Osborne Convention Center.
The parade will feature senior military officials, active-duty and retired military units, veterans groups, local high school marching bands, military organization, decorative floats, giant balloons, JROTC units and more.
Some of the participants in the parade include Mayor Alvin Brown, Major Allan Pearce, a 98 year old U.S. Army veteran, and representatives from the Montford Point Marines. The parade’s Grand Marshals will be Retired Admiral Robert Byron Fuller and Retired Colonel Carl Crumpler, both World War II Prisoners of War.
Parade watchers are encouraged to show their support by wearing red, white and blue, as well as by waving flags, banners and signs. The parade can be viewed from multiple places along Bay Street, from A. Philip Randolph to Newnan Street, near the Jacksonville Landing, and along Water Street.
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