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Veteran's Day Parade and Service

November 03, 2010

For well over 50 years the veterans of Bristol have honored their fallen comrades with a parade and memorial service in downtown Bristol. Whether through years of recognition or obscurity the parade has reminded the region of the sacrifice of our own citizens in wars and military engagements since the beginning of our nation. The annual event will once again be held in the streets of downtown Bristol on Saturday November 6. Any veteran is welcome to participate in the parade. Line-up begins on Morrison Blvd at 8am, with the parade beginning at 10am using the traditional parade route. Following the parade, approximately at 11am, citizens will gather for the traditional memorial service at the Bristol War Memorial at Cumberland Square Park.

Victory Baptist Church will conduct its annual Veteran’s Day Service on November 7 at 11am. Those veterans attending will be invited to a catered lunch following the service. The church is located at 11101 Island Road in Bristol Virginia.

There is still time to sign-up for participation in the Veterans Parade. The public is cordially invited to attend this commemoration, which would greatly encourage the veterans of the community. For details on this year’s event contact Richard Ball at (276) 466-4009. The annual event is sponsored by Bristol’s Fraternal, Veterans & Civic Council.

State Street will be closed for this event around 9am. Parade begins at 10am.