Veterans Parade and Honor Ceremony to be held at State Fair of Louisiana on Sunday, Nov. 8

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Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau Has Announced Details of Fourth Annual Veterans Parade to be Held in Shreveport, Louisiana

A photo of the 2014 Veterans Parade in Shreveport

A veteran waves from a float at the 2014 Veterans Parade in Shreveport, Louisiana.

The State Fair of Louisiana will offer free fair admission and parking to all military veterans and their families on the day of the parade and ceremony.

The Caddo Parish Commission, Bossier Parish Police Jury, the City of Shreveport and the City of Bossier City, along with local veterans’ support organizations and civic groups, have announced plans to host the fourth annual Veterans Parade and Honor Ceremony, beginning at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 8 at the State Fair of Louisiana. Immediately following the parade, at approximately 3:30 p.m., the Veterans Honor Ceremony will be held at the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club located at 2821 Greenwood Road in Shreveport. The State Fair of Louisiana will offer complimentary fair admission and parking to all military veterans and their families on the day of the parade and ceremony.

The parade will be held on the midway of the Louisiana State Fairgrounds, and will feature 115 units, including veterans groups, floats, marching bands, drill teams, JROTC groups, pep squads and more. Mr. Ray Urban will serve as Parade Marshall for the 2015 parade. The parade will begin at Hirsch Memorial Coliseum and end at the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club.

The public is invited to attend the Veterans Honor Ceremony immediately following the parade. During this ceremony, which pays tribute to veterans from all wars, 11 specially nominated veterans will be honored. Each honoree will be presented with a plaque, their biography will be read and the Shreveport Concert Band will perform.

For more information regarding the parade and honor ceremony contact Ken Epperson at kepperson@caddo.org or (318) 773-2654.

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