The City of Raleigh will be hosting the Veterans Day Parade. The parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the south end of Fayetteville Street and proceed north to the Capitol.
Governor Beverly Perdue will speak at the wreath-laying ceremony that will be held at 11 a.m. on the Capitol grounds. If you live in an apartment in Raleigh, here are the details.
This parade will have classic cars, marching bands, beauty queens, and motorcycle clubs. It will also have so much more – representatives of the nation’s former, current and future military services.
The November 10 North Carolina Veterans Day Parade has more than 60 confirmed participants. This includes dozens of veterans groups, almost as many active duty participants, but possibly the most impressive segment is the youth. A partial list of these youth groups includes:
- Duke University and North Carolina Central University Air Force ROTC Color Guard;
- Capital City Young Marines;
- Cary High School Navy Junior ROTC;
- Two Girl Scout troops;
- Two Boy Scout troops;
- Nine Cub Scout packs.
- Hillside High School Army Junior ROTC;
- Riverside High School Air Force Junior ROTC;
- Rocky Mount High School Air Force Junior ROTC; and,
- Sanderson High School Air Force Junior ROTC.
Brigadier General Ferdinand Irizarry II will serve as the parade’s grand marshal. Also attending are the marching bands from Middle Creek High School, Enloe High School and the Helping Hand Mission will enliven the event.