Wichita’s annual Veteran’s Day parade will be held downtown Saturday morning, November 5, 2016 at 11 a.m. The parade this year will commemorate the National Defense Act of 1916. The route generally follows Main Street, ending at the Wichita Waterwalk.
The Veterans Day parade is put on by Wichita JROTC groups and sponsored by local businesses. You can also sponsor, donate, or volunteer to help – just visit the website at http://www.dwss.us/WichitaVeteransDayParade and click the relevant link.
After the parade, festivities continue at the Waterwalk fountain area (just west of the Waterwalk building on Main Street). Past events included military displays, a car show, food trucks, and other activities.
Also, don’t miss the Veterans Appreciation Concert later that same evening! Doors open at 6 p.m. for a concert with five live bands for only $5 at the Cotillion and all of the proceeds will go to support veterans.
On Thursday, November 10 at 10 a.m., there will be a Salute to Veterans at Century II. Past celebrations have included patriotic music from local Wichita schools and over 2000 Wichita JROTC cadets in formation. Try to make it if you can – it’s sure to be impressive and a wonderful celebration of our nation’s veterans.
Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: WaterWalk, 515 S. Main Street in downtown Wichita, Kansas
For more information, see the http://www.dwss.us/WichitaVeteransDayParade website.
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Wichita Veterans Day Parade