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Veterans Day Parade returns to downtown Reno

Post Date:11/07/2019 1:45 PM
The City of Reno will host the annual Veterans Day Parade on Monday, November 11, 2019, rain or shine. The 2019 parade theme commemorates the centennial of Veterans Day (formerly Armistice Day) and the direct connection to our multinational shared history with U.S. allies.

The public is invited to join the festivities, which honor the service of our Veterans who passed in the line of combat, and those who did not die in combat but have passed since serving, known as Remembrance Day. The event also salutes those currently serving in the United States military.

The Opening Ceremony begins with a Nevada Air National Guard C-130 flyover at 11:11 a.m. and concludes with an official City of Reno Proclamation. The ceremony takes place at the Virginia Street Bridge, south of the Virginia Street and 1st Street intersection.

The parade starts shortly after the Opening Ceremony and will conclude between 2 and 3 p.m. The parade route goes north on Virginia Street from Liberty Street to 5th Street. Spectators (especially family and friends of participants) are encouraged to gather along the route to show their support.

This year’s Grand Marshals are Doris Howard and John “Ioannis” Lougaris. Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve will present a Key to the City to Howard as part of the day’s festivities. The Deputy Grand Marshals are Noreen Leary, Billy “Sarge” Miller and Andrew R. LePeilbet.

There were more than 85 entries in this year’s parade, one of the highest participation marks in the event’s history. The Reno Veterans Day Parade has been an annual event for more than 20 years, since 1998.

For more information, visit Reno.gov/SpecialEvents. Visit Reno.gov/RoadClosures for street closure information.