City of Columbia’s 39th Annual Veterans Day Parade is at 11 a.m., Friday
The City of Columbia will host one of the Southeast’s largest Veterans Day Parade on Friday, November 10.
The 39th Annual Veterans Day Parade will kick off at 11 a.m. from the intersection of Sumter and Laurel streets, and travel southbound on Sumter Street ending at Pendleton Street near the State House.
This year’s grand marshal will be retired Col. Jack Van Loan. Van Loan was a Vietnam War Air Force fighter pilot who was shot down during his 74th combat mission and spent six years as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam before he was released in 1973.
The Veterans Day Parade is sponsored by the City of Columbia, AARP and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina.
For more information, call the Parks and Recreation Department at 803-545-3100.