BUCKHANNON – All veterans and U.S. military members are invited to participate in the City of Buckhannon’s Veterans Day Parade this Friday, Nov. 11.
Please note that this year, lineup will take place at 9 a.m. at the Charles W. Gibson Public Library on Sedgwick Street, and the parade will step off at 10 a.m. It will proceed west down Main Street, turn left on Kanawha Street, and veer left again on Colerider Street before ending at Jawbone Park.
A Veterans Day ceremony will then take place in Jawbone Park with remarks from Buckhannon mayor Robbie Skinner, and the events are being organized by American Legion Post 7 and the VFW Post 3663.
According to a city ordinance, no vehicles may be parked along the parade route one hour prior to the commencement of the parade, or they may be towed.
Veterans Day, originally dubbed Armistice Day after the conclusion of fighting in World War I, is celebrated annually on November 11 to honor U.S. veterans for their patriotism, sacrifice and willingness to serve for the common good.