There’s no better way to honor those who gave up their lives for our great country than to go to a parade. (We’re kidding.) But it a parade is a lot of fun! So here’s a list of all the parades happening today to honor America’s heroes.
Beckley – 11 a.m.
The parade assembles at Park Middle School on Park Street at 10 a.m. and starts at 11 a.m. The Grand Marshal for this year’s parade is Truman Sayre and told the Register-Herald, “he never fired a shot in anger during his tours in World War II and the Korean Conflict.”
Charleston – 10 a.m.
The Capital City’s parade begins at 10 a.m. and runs from Kanawha Boulevard at Leon Sullivan Way to the South Side Bridge, according to WCHS-TV.
Fairmont – 1 p.m.
The parade will start at Palatine Park, cross the High Level Bridge and end at Veteran’s Square Plaza. A short ceremony will follow the parade according the Marion County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.
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, a program to honor all those who served will be held at Matewan City Hall at 1 p.m. according to the Williamson Daily News.
Morgantown – 6:00 p.m.
The annal parade comes down High Street and is organized by the Westover VFW.
Princeton – 11 a.m.
The parade will “start near the intersection of Mercer Street and Stanley Street, and conclude near the Mercer County Courthouse,” reports the Bluefield Daily Telegraph.
Oceana – 1 p.m.
The parade will go from the Post Office to Gilliland Park followed by a Veterans Service at Gilliland Park Amphitheater immediately following the Parade, according to the town’s Facebook page. Veterans Day Dinner and a Show at Westside High School for all area Veterans and their family. Dinner begins at 5 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m.
Ripley – 10 a.m.
The seventh annual Ripley Veterans Day Parade will start at 10 a.m and feature Iraq veteran and rescued POW, Wirt County native Jessica Lynch, reports Jackson Newspapers. The parade is followed by an 11 a.m. ceremony on the lawn of the Jackson County Courthouse.
Welch – 10 a.m.
The longest-running Veterans Day Parade in the country goes from City Hall and circles the town. City Hall told us they think it’s the 96th, but you lose count after awhile.