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Monday, May 27, 2024

There’s going to be a parade, celebration at the Oceanfront

VIRGINIA BEACH — In celebration of Veterans Day, more than 100 units with multiple components have signed up to march or perform during this year’s annual parade, hosted by the Hampton Roads Council of Veterans Organizations.

The Nov. 12 parade starts at 9 a.m. at 16th Street and Atlantic Avenue, and will end at the Tidewater Veterans Memorial on 19th Street, across from the Virginia Beach Convention Center.

This year’s grand marshal will be Vietnam War veteran (Navy) Robert Freitag, and his co-marshal will be Michael Berman, past national commander of the Jewish War Veterans of the USA.

The parade will include, among others: the U.S. Fleet Forces Band, Virginia Beach high schools’ marching bands, honor guards, and motorcycle and mounted units from the Chesapeake and Virginia Beach Police departments, as well as the Virginia Beach and Portsmouth Sheriff’s offices.

Because of construction on 19th Street, the parade will go down 20th Street and cut over to 19th Street via Cypress Drive. Underway is the rebuilding of parts of 19th Street between Arctic and Parks Avenues. The project includes the construction of new underground utilities, curb and gutter, pavement, some on-street parking, improved streetscapes, and wider sidewalks, according to a news release from the city.

During this two-year project the builder will keep one lane of the current four-lane road in each direction open. With the construction delays and Monday’s parade, roads will be congested and traffic is likely.

The parade will include military personnel from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard.

Veterans from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Desert Shield, Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom will participate. Several municipal and veterans support organizations, including local high school NJROTC Units and Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops, will also be in the procession.

The Veterans Day Parade is sanctioned by the Department of Veterans Affairs National Veterans Day Committee and the mayors of Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk and Virginia Beach.

Those leaders signed a Veterans Day Proclamation, declaring that “citizens, businesses and organizations demonstrate due appreciation, admiration and respect for all veterans who have served our great nation.”

Immediately following the parade, there will be a formal ceremony at the parade reviewing stand, across the street from the Tidewater Veterans Memorial. This service will include military and civilian honors to the veterans.

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