Lexington County announces Veterans Day Parade details

Lexington County will host its 14th annual Veterans Day Parade this coming Sunday “to commemorate the service and sacrifice of our nation’s veterans,” as well as the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor and the United Service Organizations, county officials announced Tuesday.

On Nov. 11, the nation will celebrate Veterans Day to honor the men and women who served in the armed forces.

“This parade is to show Lexington County’s dedication to supporting our local veterans and honoring those around the nation,” county officials said in a news release.

The parade will begin at 3 p.m. with a fly over performed by Bell Aviation. The parade then will proceed from Butler and Haygood streets, down Main Street, ending at the Lexington County Administration Building on South Lake Drive.

Following the parade Lt. Col. Roger Rucker (Ret.) will speak at a memorial service at the Lexington Veterans Monument.

Bands from Fort Jackson, White Knoll High School, Lexington High School, Pelion High School, Gilbert High School, River Bluff High School, and the New Lexington Community Band will be participating in the parade, County Spokesman Harrison Cahill said.

The event is free to the public.

The parade’s rain date is set for Nov. 13.

Those wanting to participate in the parade may contact Sharon Willis at swillis@lex-co.com, or call (803) 785-1454.