Veterans Day Parade set for Monday Nov 11th in Downtown Knoxville

Retired U.S. Army Capt. Mark Brogan will serve as Grand Marshal for Knoxville’s 94th Veterans Day Parade on Monday, Nov. 11.

The annual parade held in downtown Knoxville will step off at 10:45 a.m. from the Knoxville Civic Auditorium, proceed west on Church Avenue and turn north on Gay Street.

Led by the University of Tennessee Army ROTC Color Guard, the parade will feature at least 114 parade units including seven marching bands from area high schools, vintage military vehicles, and representatives of local businesses and organizations.

At 11 a.m., the parade will halt at the reviewing stand located near Mast General Store for a brief ceremony for attending veterans. A Vietnam-era Huey helicopter will perform a flyover, and the Christian Academy of Knoxville choir will perform the National Anthem.

The parade will continue down Gay Street to its conclusion at Magnolia Avenue.

Gay Street between Church and Magnolia will close to on-street parking, including the metered parking on the viaduct, at 8 a.m. and close to traffic at 10:40 a.m. Market Street and Union Avenue will close to parking and traffic at 9 a.m. Streets will reopen to parking and traffic after the parade’s conclusion at approximately 12:30 p.m.

The parade, which is organized by the American Legion with support from the City of Knoxville, will be broadcast live on WATE Channel 6 and WBIR Channel 10 and be streamed on WBIR.com. WIVK FM radio personality Gunner will serve as the event’s emcee.

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