Virginia Beach, Va. – For the fifth year in a row, the City of Virginia Beach has been selected as a designated regional site for the observance of Veterans Day by the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Veterans Day National Committee. Virginia Beach was one of more than 64 designated sites nationwide, and the only site recognized in Virginia.
Each year, the Veterans Day National Committee reviews submissions from across the nation that represent fitting tributes to America’s heroes. This is the fifth year that Virginia Beach applied on behalf of the Hampton Roads Council of Veterans Organizations, which has hosted the annual Veterans Day parade and ceremony, on behalf of Southside Hampton Roads (Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk and Virginia Beach) since 1970.
This year’s parade, Co-Sponsored by the Fleet Reserve Association, will be held Monday, Nov. 11, starting at 9 a.m., along Atlantic Avenue, beginning at 16th Street and ending in front of the Tidewater Veterans Memorial, 1000 19th Street. The parade will include military units from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard that represent the 12 military installations across the region. Veterans from Pearl Harbor, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Desert Shield, 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.