Savannah Veterans Day parade set for Nov. 10


The annual Veterans Day Parade sponsored by The Rotary Club of Savannah and the City of Savannah is set for Saturday at 10 a.m.

The parade begins at the Hardin County Courthouse and end in front of Savannah City Hall at Hanna Boulevard. The Veterans Day ceremony will take place at the Savannah Veterans Park immediately following the end of the parade at approximately 10:45 a.m.

If it is raining, plans call for the parade and ceremony to be rescheduled for Saturday, Nov. 17.

Parade entries include Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Daughters of the American Revolution, veterans and their families, veterans’ wives and widows. Other participants are the Hardin County High School band – “The Pride,” Scouts groups, Durham School Services, privately owned military Jeeps, and members of the community and businesses.

Master of Ceremonies is Jerry Key, Lt. Col., (R), USAF. The speaker for the ceremony is Dan Woods, Maj. Gen., (R), Tennessee National Guard. The United States flag, Tennessee state flag and flags representing each branch of the military will be raised, led by Joe Hurd, Lt. Gen., (R), USAF, followed by a brief statement about monuments in the park.

A veterans breakfast reception hosted by Cub Scout Pack 33 of Savannah will be held before the parade at East End United Methodist Church from 6:30-8:30 a.m.

There will be a Wreath Ceremony at the Courthouse at 9 a.m., prior to the parade.

During the ceremony at the park, a wreath will be placed at the Boots and Rifle monument in honor of all those who died during conflict.

Following the ceremony, a luncheon for veterans is at East End United Methodist Church on the corner of East Main and Fairground Street.

For more information on the Veterans Day parade or Savannah Veterans Park ceremony, follow Savannah Main Street or the Rotary Club of Savannah on Facebook, or call 731-925-3300. The parade can also be viewed live on The Courier’s Facebook page.