UPDATED: Tidewater Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony Slated for Thursday, Nov. 11

UPDATED: Tidewater Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony Slated for Thursday, Nov. 11
November 8, 2021

Join the Hampton Roads Council of Veterans Organizations as they pay tribute to all the men and women who have served and protected our country, and fought for our freedom, at the 2021 Tidewater Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony to be held Thursday, Nov. 11 at 9 a.m. The parade starts at 16th Street and Atlantic Avenue and ends at the Tidewater Veterans Memorial at 19th Street, across from the Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th Street.

The parade will include more than 90 units including military units from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard that represent the military installations across the region. Veterans from 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 high school bands and Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops.

Immediately following the parade, 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. This year's Grand Marshal is Navy Veteran Captain Michael T. Maliniak and the Co-Marshal is Raymond L. Taylor, Virginia Past State President and a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 3204.

The City of Virginia Beach has been hosting the Veterans Day parade since 1970, and the event is sponsored by the Hampton Roads Council of Veterans Organizations.

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 who sign a proclamation declaring that "citizens, businesses and organizations demonstrate due appreciation, admiration and respect for all veterans who have served our great nation."

For more information, contact Robert Randall, HRCVO president, at 757-485-1245.