It’s time to honor a veteran! And there’s no better way to honor those who gave up their lives for our great country than to go to a parade. So here’s a list of all the parades happening today to honor America’s heroes. (Contact us! If we left any off.) Check out this list of all Veteran’s Day related events in the state.
Beckley – 11 a.m.
The parade assembles at Park Middle School on Park Street at 10 a.m., starts at 11 a.m., and ends at the Federal Building on Prince Street around 12:30 p.m. More info: 304-237-5614.
Charleston – 10 a.m.
The line-up for their 72nd annual parade begins at 9:15 a.m., at the intersection of Capitol Street and Kanawha Boulevard. A Veterans Day Ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. at Haddad River Front Park following the parade. More info: 304-545-4057. Map of Route from The Gazette.
Fairmont – 1 p.m.
The pararde will start at Palatine Park , cross the Robert H. Mollohan – Jefferson Street (Million Dollar) Bridge and end at Veteran’s Square Plaza. A short ceremony will follow the parade. More info.
Matewan – 12:30 p.m.
The parade starts at the intersection of Bridge and Mate Streets and end at Matewan City Hall. Following the parade, there will be special singing and poem recitations at Matewan City Hall at 1 p.m. More info: 606-427-8892
Morgantown – 6:30 p.m.
The annal parade comes down High Street later tonight. More (but not much more) info.
Princeton – 11 a.m.
Begins on Mercer Street at 11 a.m., followed by the unveiling and dedication of the Veterans Always Free Walk of Honor Memorial at 1 p.m. in front of the Memorial Building, directly across the street from the Mercer County Courthouse. More info: 304-425-5653.
Oceana – 1 p.m.
Line-up for the parade starts at noon in front of the Library. The parade is followed by a dinner and show at Westside High School. Doors open at 5 p.m., dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m. More info: 304-923-2713 or 304-682-4859
Ripley – 10 a.m.
The sixth annual Ripley Veterans Day Parade will include the first-ever Military Honor March with 90 posters of Jackson County veterans. The parade is followed by an 11 a.m. ceremony on the lawn of the Jackson County Courthouse. More info: 304-514-2609
Welch – 10 a.m.
They say this is the longest-running Veterans Day Parade in the country. American Legion Post 8 will host an open house after the parade. More info: 304-436-4957 or 304-436-3113.