Rats. We just found out that the parade has been canceled due to predicted cold temperatures and wind chill. I’m super disappointed because we go every year, BUT there are still lots of Veterans Day events and deals happening indoors in Wichita where you’ll stay nice and toasty warm!
Due to the projected cold temperatures and wind chill, we've made the difficult decision to cancel the Wichita Public…
Wichita’s annual Veteran’s Day parade will be held downtown Saturday morning, November 10, 2018 at 11 a.m. The theme is “Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the U.S. Involvement in the Vietnam War” and will be honoring Vietnam Veterans.
The parade route is usually along Main Street downtown beginning at Central and ending at the WaterWalk area, 515 S. Main St. in Wichita.
After the parade, festivities continue at the Waterwalk fountain area (just west of the Waterwalk building on Main Street). You’ll have an opportunity to meet parade participants, enjoy patriotic music, and hear comments from our state and local elected officials. Local car clubs will also be showing their cars, and food trucks will be onsite!
The Veterans Day parade is organized by Wichita JROTC groups and sponsored by local businesses. You can also sponsor, donate, volunteer to help, or be in the parade – just visit the website at www.dwss.us/WichitaVeteransDayParade and click the relevant menu item.
JROTC Salute to Veterans
On Wednesday, November 7, the Wichita JROTC groups will conduct a Salute to Veterans ceremony at Century II Expo Hall to honor American veterans, their service, and their sacrifice for our country’s freedom. It will begin at 10 a.m. and include keynote speaker Ron Estes, a display of flags, a cadet “pass and review” and more.
The ceremony is free and open to the public. Try to make it if you can – with more than 2000 Wichita JROTC cadets in the area, it’s sure to be impressive and a wonderful celebration of our nation’s veterans.
The JROTC Salute to Veterans is expected to last one hour.
Wichita Veterans Day Parade Details
Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018
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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