Veterans Day 2022 Parades, Events and More

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2022 Veterans Day events

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Communities across the country pull out all the stops to honor their veterans through a variety of programs and events. Check out the list below to find out how and where you can celebrate Veterans Day in 2022. Events are in-person unless otherwise noted.

Celebrate Veterans Day by attending an event near you.

2022 Veterans Day Events

Northeast

Brunswick, Maryland, Veterans Day Parade

The Brunswick Veterans Day Parade in Brunswick, Maryland, is one of the oldest in the country. This year, the 90th annual event kicks off at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022, with an opening ceremony with a keynote speaker at Square Corner Park, 1 E. Potomac Street. The parade is set to begin at 2 p.m. and the route runs west, down Potomac Street. Click here for details.

New York Veterans Day Parade

Planning is underway for the 2022 New York City Veterans Day Parade, the largest Veterans Day event in the country. Find more information, as well as a detailed schedule of events, here.

Midwest

O'Fallon, Illinois: Veterans Day Parade

SGT Charles A Fricke VFW Post 805 in O'Fallon, Illinois, hosts a Veterans Day Parade on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022, beginning at 2 p.m. from O'Fallon Park. See more details here. If you are interested in taking part, email vetdayparade805@gmail.com.

West Lafayette, Indiana: Veterans Day Ceremony

A Veterans Day Ceremony will take place at the Indiana Veterans Home at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, 2022, in the MacArthur Auditorium, 3851 N. River Rd. West Lafayette, Indiana. Click here for details.

Washington, D.C., and Environs

Korean War Veterans Memorial

The Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., hosts a Veterans Day Ceremony & Wreath Presentation from 10-11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022, to honor all veterans who served in the Korean War. For details, click here.

National Museum of the United States Army VA Benefits Event

The National Museum of the United States Army at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, will host Call to Connect: Mobile Vets Center on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Department of Veterans Affairs Mobile Vets Center and accredited veterans service officers will be on-site to provide information and assistance to veterans and family members who may be eligible for VA benefits. Benefit information includes service-connected disability compensation, improved pensions, death pensions, VA health care benefits, burial benefits, education benefits, vocational rehabilitation and much more. The event is free and takes place outdoors.

World War II Memorial

A free ​​Veterans Day observance at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., is scheduled for 9 to 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022. The Friends of the National World War II Memorial and the National Park Service will co-host the ceremony to pay tribute and lay wreaths in honor of the more than 16 million men and women who served with the U.S. armed forces during World War II. For details, click here.

South

Birmingham, Alabama: National Veterans Award Dinner and Parade

The 2022 National Veterans Award Dinner will take place beginning at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022, in the Sheraton Downtown Birmingham Ballroom, honoring service members who helped with the COVID-19 response. A perpetual National Veterans Award was created in Birmingham for America's first official National Veterans Day observance on Friday, Nov. 11, 1954, as authorized by Congress. on Friday, Nov. 11 starting at 11 a.m., the city's 75th National Veterans Day Parade kicks off along the streets of downtown Birmingham. For details on both events, click here.

Houston Veterans Day Ceremony

The annual “Houston Salutes American Heroes Veterans Day Celebration” is planned for Friday, Nov. 11, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m near City Hall, 900 Bagby. The ceremony will begin with acknowledgements and a distinguished keynote speaker recognizing local heroes. At the 11th hour on the 11th day, there will be a moment of silence in memory of the 104th anniversary of the signing of the armistice, which ended WWI. The American Heroes Parade will begin at 11:30 A.M. at Dallas and Bagby and will proceed east on Dallas, north on Louisiana, west on Walker, south on Smith, west on Lamar, ending on Lamar at Bagby. Details at houstontx.gov/nov11.

Jacksonville, Florida, Veterans Day Parade

The Jacksonville, Florida, Veterans Day Parade, one of the largest in the Southeast, begins at 11:01 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022, downtown. The event includes grand marshals, senior military officials, active-duty and retired military, veterans groups, local high school marching bands, decorative floats, giant balloons, JROTC units and more. For details, click here.

New Orleans: National WWII Museum ‘Expressions of America’

The National WWII Museum in New Orleans will premiere an outdoor multimedia experience, "Expressions of America" on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022. Actor Gary Sinise hosts the program, which highlights the impact that individuals had during a time of war. The presentation will take place outdoors on the Col. Battle Barksdale Parade Ground and will use projection mapping of the museum's buildings alongside multimedia technology to feature wartime letters and oral histories. Click here for details.

Orlando Veterans Day Parade

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and his Veterans Advisory Council will honor the courageous men and women of the armed forces at the 23rd annual City of Orlando Veterans Day Parade in downtown Orlando from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022. This year’s parade will open with a tribute to those who have fought for our country and defended our freedom, led by Mayor Dyer and local veterans. The parade's theme is celebrating the 80th anniversary of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAACs) and Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVEs). For details, click here.

Wellington, Florida: Veterans Day Parade & Ceremony

The city of Wellington in western Palm Beach County, Florida, plans its Veterans Day Parade & Ceremony on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022, starting at 8:15 a.m. at the Wellington Patriot Memorial. The city, along with the American Legion Post 390 – Wellington will honor current and former members of the armed forces. Veterans are invited to walk in the parade beginning at 8:15 a.m. at Wellington’s Village Hall, 12300 Forest Hill Boulevard. The parade ends at Wellington’s Veterans Memorial at Forest Hill and South Shore boulevards. For details, click here.

West

Auburn, Washington, Veterans Parade & Observance

Auburn, Washington, which has hosted a Veterans Parade since 1965, puts on one of the largest events of its kind in the nation, less than 30 minutes south of Seattle. Now in its 57th year, the event takes place on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The city of Auburn is a Vietnam War commemorative partner, meaning it has committed to hosting events through 2025 that honor Vietnam veterans and their families, and that meet certain Congressional standards. Auburn's parade typically boasts more than 200 units and nearly 6,000 parade participants, including 25+ marching bands, military vehicles, veterans units, honor guards and more. For details, click here.

Denver Veterans Day Parade

The Denver Veterans Day Parade returns Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, starting at 10 a.m. with a new route around Civic Center Park. Hosted by the Colorado Veterans Project (CVP), the event provides an opportunity for civilians, veterans and uniformed military to showcase patriotism, celebrate and commemorate U.S. service members, while also raising funds for veterans' organizations across Colorado. This year marks the return of the in-person parade for the first time since 2019. Admission is free. The parade will feature marching bands, a variety of veterans organizations, military reenactments, an assortment of vintage and military-era vehicles and more. Volunteers and participants are needed and are encouraged to email info@coloradoveteransproject.org. For details, view the Facebook event. Additionally, the memorial 5K and 10K Denver Veterans Day Run will take place Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022, at City Park. To register, visit runsignup.com.

Lincoln/Sheridan, California: American Legion Post, VFW Post Ceremonies

The American Legion Post 264 Lincoln, California, and VFW Post 3010 -- Lincoln/Sheridan, California, plan to hold joint ceremonies on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022, at four cemeteries: Sheridan, Manzanita, Lincoln and Santa Clara Memorial Park. Color Guard and Rifle Squad honors will begin the day's events by visiting the graves of veterans at each cemetery. A service will be given at each of the four cemeteries in remembrance of those who served. The schedule begins at 9 a.m. at Sheridan, then 10 a.m. at Manzanita, 11:30 a.m. at Lincoln and ends at Santa Clara Memorial Park. The largest ceremony is held at Lincoln's First Street Cemetery, with a guest speaker and choir singing patriotic songs. For details, view the Facebook event.

Phoenix Veterans Day Parade

An estimated 45,000 spectators will attend as the city of Phoenix honors veterans on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The parade starts at Montebello and Central runs southbound, then turns East on Camelback Road, and then turns South on 7th Street. Click here for details.

Prescott, Arizona, Veterans Day Parade

Prescott, Arizona, will host its 2022 Veterans Day Parade downtown on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022, with opening ceremonies beginning at 10:30 a.m. on the stage at Cortez and Union streets. The parade is set to begin at 11 a.m. Click here for details.

San Jose, California, Veterans Day Parade

The city of San Jose, California, will host its 104th consecutive Veterans Day Parade downtown on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022, in honor of those who served in the armed forces of the United States. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and begins near the Santa Clara Street/Highway 87 exit. For more information, please visit the United Veterans Council of Santa Clara County website.

Simi Valley, California: Ronald Reagan Presidential Library

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, will host its annual Veterans Day Event on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Activities include an honor guard, live music, and remarks by keynote speaker and U.S. Army veteran Brad Taylor, a retired Special Forces lieutenant colonel and current bestselling author of the Pike Logan series. Outdoor events and the program are free, but reservations are recommended to attend the program. For details, click here. Separately on Friday, Nov. 11, the library's special exhibit, An American Christmas Story, opens. Veterans with valid ID will receive free admission to the museum on that day. Active military members with valid ID are always free.

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