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2019 City of Columbia Veterans Day Parade - Cola daily file photo.

The City of Columbia is gearing up for its 43rd Annual Veterans Day Parade.

The event, known as one of the Southeast’s largest Veterans Day parades, will be held Thursday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. at the Columbia Parks & Recreation Department.

This year’s grand marshals will be representatives from the South Carolina National Guard. The route will start at Sumter and Laurel streets and travel southbound on Sumter Street, ending at Pendleton Street near the State House.

The parade is sponsored by the City of Columbia and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina, UofSC and Cocky, Chamber of Commerce, Fort Jackson, Year of the Veteran Truck, and USO.

Call the Parks and Recreation Department at 803-545-3100 to learn more information.

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