Veterans Day 2022 Parades, Events and More

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Veterans Day Parade in New York, New York
Supporters attend the 2019 Veterans Day Parade in New York, New York, Nov. 11, 2019. The Veteran’s Day Parade is hosted annually to commemorate the service and sacrifice of service members and their families. (U.S. Marine Corps/John Jackson)

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Communities across the country pull out all the stops to honor their veterans through a variety of programs and events. Check out the list below to find out how and where you can celebrate Veterans Day in 2022. Events are in-person unless otherwise noted.

Celebrate Veterans Day by attending an event near you.

2022 Veterans Day Events

Northeast

New York Veterans Day Parade

Planning is underway for the 2022 New York City Veterans Day Parade, the largest Veterans Day event in the country. Find more information, as well as a detailed schedule of events, here.

Midwest

Veterans Day Parade, SGT Charles A Fricke VFW Post

SGT Charles A Fricke VFW Post 805 in O'Fallon, Illinois, hosts a Veterans Day Parade on Nov. 11, 2022, beginning at 2 p.m. from O'Fallon Park. See more details here. If you are interested in taking part, email vetdayparade805@gmail.com.

Washington, D.C., and Environs

World War II Memorial

A free ​​Veterans Day observance at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., is scheduled for 9 to 9:30 a.m. Nov. 11, 2022. The Friends of the National World War II Memorial and the National Park Service will co-host the ceremony to pay tribute and lay wreaths in honor of the more than 16 million men and women who served with the U.S. armed forces during World War II. For details, click here.

National Museum of the United States Army VA Benefits Event

The National Museum of the United States Army at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, will host Call to Connect: Mobile Vets Center on Nov. 10, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Department of Veterans Affairs Mobile Vets Center and accredited veterans service officers will be on-site to provide information and assistance to veterans and family members who may be eligible for VA benefits. Benefit information includes service-connected disability compensation, improved pensions, death pensions, VA health care benefits, burial benefits, education benefits, vocational rehabilitation and much more. The event is free and takes place outdoors.

Korean War Veterans Memorial

The Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., hosts a Veterans Day Ceremony & Wreath Presentation from 10-11 a.m. on Nov. 11, 2022, to honor all veterans who served in the Korean War. For details, click here.

South

National Veterans Award Dinner and Parade, Birmingham, Alabama

The 2022 National Veterans Award Dinner will take place beginning at 5 p.m. Nov. 10 in the Sheraton Downtown Birmingham Ballroom, honoring service members who helped with the COVID-19 response. A perpetual National Veterans Award was created in Birmingham for America's first official National Veterans Day observance on Nov. 11, 1954, as authorized by Congress. On Nov. 11 starting at 11 a.m., the city's 75th National Veterans Day Parade kicks off along the streets of downtown Birmingham. For details on both events, click here.

Jacksonville, Florida, Veterans Day Parade

The Jacksonville, Florida, Veterans Day Parade, one of the largest in the Southeast, begins at 11:01 a.m. on Nov. 11, 2022, downtown. The event includes grand marshals, senior military officials, active-duty and retired military, veterans groups, local high school marching bands, decorative floats, giant balloons, JROTC units and more. For details, click here.

West

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, will host its annual Veterans Day Event on Nov. 11, 2022, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Activities include an honor guard, live music, and remarks by keynote speaker and U.S. Army veteran Brad Taylor, a retired Special Forces lieutenant colonel and current bestselling author of the Pike Logan series. Outdoor events and the program are free, but reservations are recommended to attend the program. For details, click here. Separately on Nov. 11, the library's special exhibit, An American Christmas Story, opens. Veterans with valid ID will receive free admission to the museum on that day. Active military members with valid ID are always free.

Auburn's Veterans Parade & Observance

Auburn, Washington, which has hosted a Veterans Parade since 1965, puts on one of the largest events of its kind in the nation, less than 30 minutes south of Seattle. Now in its 57th year, the event takes place Nov. 11, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The city of Auburn is a Vietnam War commemorative partner, meaning it has committed to hosting events through 2025 that honor Vietnam veterans and their families, and that meet certain Congressional standards. Auburn's parade typically boasts more than 200 units and nearly 6,000 parade participants, including 25+ marching bands, military vehicles, veterans units, honor guards and more. For details, click here.

Denver Veterans Day Parade

The Denver Veterans Day Parade returns Nov. 5, 2022, starting at 10 a.m. at Denver's Civic Center Park. Hosted by the Colorado Veterans Project (CVP), the event provides an opportunity for civilians, veterans and uniformed military to showcase patriotism, celebrate and commemorate U.S. service members, while also raising funds for veterans' organizations across Colorado. Admission is free. The parade will feature marching bands, a variety of veterans organizations, military reenactments, an assortment of vintage and military-era vehicles and more. Volunteers and participants are needed and are encouraged to email info@coloradoveteransproject.org. For details, view the Facebook event.

American Legion Post, VFW Post Ceremonies at California Cemeteries

The American Legion Post 264 Lincoln, California, and VFW Post 3010 -- Lincoln/Sheridan, California, plan to hold joint ceremonies on Nov. 11, 2022, at four cemeteries: Sheridan, Manzanita, Lincoln and Santa Clara Memorial Park. Color Guard and Rifle Squad honors will begin the day's events by visiting the graves of veterans at each cemetery. A service will be given at each of the four cemeteries in remembrance of those who served. The schedule begins at 9 a.m. at Sheridan, then 10 a.m. at Manzanita, 11:30 a.m. at Lincoln and ends at Santa Clara Memorial Park. The largest ceremony is held at Lincoln's First Street Cemetery, with a guest speaker and choir singing patriotic songs. For details, view the Facebook event.

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Since you are out and about, make sure to check out all of the Veterans Day discounts available to veterans and their families.

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