City of Orlando to Honor Veterans at 13th Annual Parade
Mayor Buddy Dyer invites Central Florida residents and visitors to join him and his Veterans Advisory Council to honor the courageous men and women of our armed forces at the 13th annual Orlando Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, November 10, 2012, in Downtown Orlando.
The parade will kick off with a tribute to those who have fought for our country and defended our freedom led by Mayor Dyer and local veterans. This year, the parade will also pay tribute to members of our armed forces who have served or are currently serving in Afghanistan or Iraq.
This year’s grand marshal is Donna Hay, an active community volunteer and widow of the late Paul G. Hay, former chairman of the Mayor’s Veterans Advisory Council. Mrs. Hay has been a driving force behind the scenes of the Mayor’s Veterans Advisory Council and Veterans Day Parade since 2005. The parade will provide a unique way to honor and pay tribute to both Donna and Paul Hay and recognize their many years of service to the City, veterans and the country.
The parade will consist of a variety of participants including: men and women from more than 100 Central Florida veteran organizations, active duty military, high school marching bands and JROTCs, UCF AFROTC and Marching Knights and Virginia Tech’s Regimental Band.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
The opening ceremony will begin at 10:45 a.m.
The parade begins at 11 a.m.
The opening ceremony will take place at Orange Avenue and Central Boulevard.
The Veterans Day Parade will begin at Robinson Street and Orange Avenue, turning left on Central Boulevard, left on Rosalind Avenue and ending at Livingston Street.
Parking is available throughout Downtown and a detailed map of locations can be found at cityoforlando.net.