Redlands Veterans Day Parade & Picnic Set For Nov. 11

courtesy photo American Legion Posts 106 and 650 will host the annual Veterans Day Parade & Picnic Nov. 11.

parade_3Redlands will honor veterans this weekend by hosting its annual Veterans Day Parade – honoring our veterans and celebrating our “Hometown Heroes”.

This year’s parade starts at 9 a.m. with Grand Marshal, Larry Eberly, and the route begins at Citrus Avenue at Redlands High School and makes its way toward Citrus to Eureka to State to Center to Redlands Blvd. to New York Street.

At the conclusion of the parade, a Veterans Day ceremony will be held around 10;45 a.m. at Jennie Davis Park with the singing of the National Anthem and posting of the colors, remarks from dignitaries, a POW/MIA observance, musical salute to the Armed Services by the Redlands Fourth of July Band, laying of the wreath, 21 Gun Salute and Taps. This year’s guest speaker will be Barbara Fallen, director of VA Loma Linda.

Following the ceremony will be festivities including family-friendly activities, food trucks, beer garden, vendor booths, a kids zone, military vehicles on display, classic cars, live entertainment and aircraft flyovers.

The event is free and open to the public.