The parade will include multiple marching bands, historic military vehicles, motorcycle groups, and Veterans service organization floats. This year’s parade co-Grand Marshals are both U.S. Army Veterans and former World War II POWs - Mr. Jack Lillich and Mr. Irving Bellow.
This is the 17th year the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center will be coordinating this celebratory Veterans Day parade in the City of Charleston.
The parade will be kicked-off in front of the Noisy Oyster with a welcome address from Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center Chief Medical Officer Dr. Flo Hutchison, followed by the singing of the National Anthem by the Laing Middle School choir and a C-17 flyover by Joint Base Charleston’s 437th Airlift Wing.
The parade route is as follows:
- Begins at Concord St. and Market St.
- Continues West on Market St. to East Bay St.
- Continues South on East Bay St. to Broad St.
- Continues West on Broad St.
- Ends at Colonial Lake