Leavenworth County Veterans Day Parade
- When: Friday, November 11, 2011, 10:30 a.m.
- Where: Downtown Leavenworth
- Cost: Not available
- Age limit: Not available
- Categories: Outdoor, Veterans Organizations
The Leavenworth County Veterans Day Parade will take place beginning at 10:30 a.m. Friday in downtown Leavenworth.
The parade's organizers say it is the oldest Veterans Day observance in the United States and the largest west of the Mississippi.
The parade's grand marshal this year is retired Brig. Gen. Stan Cherrie. Participants this year will include U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran and U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins; Maj. Gen. John Daveron, commander of the Kansas National Guard 35th Infantry Division; Buffalo Soldiers and Tuskegee Airmen; the mayors of Leavenworth and Tonganoxie and other state and local elected officials; veterans groups and fraternal organizations from the area; and many more individuals and groups.
The parade line will begin with bagpipers and the 15th Military Police Brigade Color Guard from Fort Leavenworth. At 11 a.m., the parade will pause for the playing of taps and a flyover by the Iowa Air National Guard. Following the flyover, an enlistment ceremony will take place in front of the reviewing stand at Seventh and Delaware streets.
The parade route will begin at Fourth and Cherokee streets, run east to Esplanade Street, north to Delaware Street, west to Seventh Street, south to Cherokee, then east to Fifth Street, where the parade will disband.