Veterans Day 2020 Parades, Events and More

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This list will be updated daily as information becomes available. 

Communities across the country pull out all the stops to honor their veterans through a variety of programs and events. With world events impacting the ability to gather in person, many parades or events have been canceled or modified to a virtual format for 2020. Check out the list below to find out how and where you can celebrate Veterans Day in 2020.

Celebrate Veterans Day by attending an event near you.

2020 Veterans Day Events:

New York Veterans Day Parade - Modified Event

The United War Veterans Council, presenter of the annual parade, has developed a series of socially distant live events and an expanded list of virtual events for the New York Veterans Day 2020 celebration on November 11th. A full list of activities that will best replicate the spirit of the Veterans Day Parade are listed here as are instructions on how to watch the celebrations.

Northern Virginia Veterans Day Parade - Canceled

The Northern Virginia Veterans Day Parade for 2020 has been cancelled. The next Veterans Day parade is planned for November 2021.

Phoenix Veterans Day Parade - Virtual

The Phoenix Veterans Day Parade event on November 11th, 2020 will be virtual for 2020. This year’s virtual celebration, “USA, A Beacon of Liberty” will be streamed live on Facebook and YouTube. Be sure to check the organizer website for updated information.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial - Virtual

VVMF has announced that the 2020 Veterans Day Ceremony at The Wall will be an online ceremony only. The virtual commemoration begins online at 1:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 11th. Visit https://www.vvmf.org/honorservice for more details.

Navy Memorial - In Person

The United States Navy Memorial will host a Wreath Laying Ceremony to honor and recognize Veterans who have selflessly served their country. This event is free and open to the public. The event will be held Wednesday, November 11, 2020 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm at the US Navy Memorial, located at 701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC. This event takes place outdoors.

City of Orlando Veterans Day Parade - Canceled

The 21st annual City of Orlando Veterans Day Parade has been cancelled. The city will lay out an alternative plan to honor the community’s veterans, and more information can be found on the city’s website.

New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Veterans Day Ceremony - Virtual

On November 11, 2020, the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation (NJVVMF) will hold a virtual ceremony beginning at 11:00 am eastern. Visit www.njvvmf.org for more information.

The North Carolina Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony - Canceled

The Veterans Council has voted to cancel this year’s parade. Look for information on next year’s activities at www.ncveteransparade.com.

Portland Veterans Day Parade - Canceled

The Portland, OR annual Veterans Day Parade has been cancelled. Look for more details about next year’s event at www.veteransdaypdx.org.

Veterans Day Parade in Austin, Texas - In Person

The Austin Veterans Day Parade will be held on Wednesday, November 11, 2020. The event begins at 9:30 am from the Ann Richards / Congress Avenue Bridge and travels up to the Texas State Capitol Building. Viewing is available all along Congress Avenue and the reviewing stand is located at the Stephen F. Austin Hotel at Congress and 7th. Following the parade will be a ceremony at the South steps of the state Capitol at 11 am. Attendees are expected to observe safety precautions. For more information go to austinveteransparadefoundation.org.

The Greater Dallas Veterans Day Parade - In Person

The Greater Dallas Veterans Day Parade will take place on Monday, November 11 at 11:00 am in downtown Dallas, TX. More information is available at http://vetsdayindallas.org/plans.htm.

Houston Veterans Day Parade - Pending

Check back for updates or go to their website for updated information: https://www.houstontx.gov/nov11/.

San Antonio, TX Veterans Day Parade - Canceled

The Unites States Military Veterans Parade Association has decided to cancel the San Antonio 2020 Veterans Day Parade. Look for more information about next year’s parade at https://www.usmvpa.com/.

Team RWB Veterans Day 2020 WOD for Warriors - Virtual

Team Red, White & Blue! WOD for Warriors is a functional fitness workout, hosted annually on Veterans Day to honor the men and women who have served our country. You may participate in-person with your local Team RWB chapter, use this link to find a WOD for Warriors event near you. Or you may complete the challenge virtually from home. Visit teamrwb.org/w4w for the workout and modifications.

Veterans Day Parade in Manhattan, Kansas - In Person

The Veterans Day Parade organized by the Flint Hills Veterans Coalition will occur on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at 9:30am. The public is invited to view the parade as it travels down Poyntz Avenue from Manhattan Town Center Mall to City Hall.  Per local ordinances, observe social distancing and wear masks. Participants are invited to breakfast at the American Legion Pearce-Keller Post No. 17 before the parade, veterans eat free. Following the parade there will be a ceremony honoring Korean War Veterans at City Hall. For more information visit the website.

Veterans Day Parade Fort Worth, TX - Modified Event

City of Fort Worth and Tarrant County officials will host a Veterans Day salute in Downtown Fort Worth on Wednesday, November 11. Due to coronavirus restrictions, the modified event is being dubbed a “Memorial Motorcade” by its organizer – the Tarrant County Veterans Council. This year there will be a procession of wheeled vehicles only. Participants should assemble on Panther Island by 10 am. The motorcade will commence at 11 am. All motorcade participants must register online at by November 4. The website address is: https://www.fw2020vetsdayparade.org/participants. For more information, visit https://www.fw2020vetsdayparade.org/ or email Parade@tcvc.us.

City of Winston-Salem Veterans Day Parade - Canceled

City officials have canceled the annual parade for 2020, but encourage residents to celebrate veterans by posting a photo on their social media accounts with the hashtag #WSLovesVets. Please include the veteran’s name, rank, military branch and years of service.

Pittsburgh Veterans Day Parade - Canceled

The 2020 Veterans Day Parade has been canceled, please check the city’s website for information about next year’s parade.

Indianapolis Veterans Day Parade - Virtual

The Veterans Day Council will present a Veterans Day virtual service and awards ceremony to honor veterans.The virtual service will be live streamed online at 11 a.m. on Veterans Day. Join the service on Nov. 11, 2020 at 11 a.m. by visiting: VeteransDayIndy.org.

Knoxville, TN Veterans Day Parade - Canceled

The 2020 Veterans Day parade in Knoxville has been canceled but officials may replace the event with a virtual celebration. Check the American Legion Post 2 website for more information.

 

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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