On Nov 9th, the parade opening ceremony will be on the Capitol Building North Steps with special guests and speakers. At 2 pm the Grand Marshall will start the parade which travels on K St from S 21st to S 14th St. The parade will feature local Veteran Service Organizations, Marching Bands, vehicles, and Parade Balloons to name a few.
This year's theme is the 75th Anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy. On June 6th 1944, the largest seaborne invasion took place. The Allied forces from America, Britain, Canada, Belgium, Denmark, Holland, Norway, Poland, Australia stormed the beaches of Normandy and paratrooped into France. Operation Overlord freed Western Europe of German occupation and deemed it 'The Beginning of the End of the War'. Their strength and tenacity to push through obsticles is celebrated in remembering the past and honoring the present.
For more information, go to www.lincolnveteransparade.org