Southern Arizona will host parades and ceremonies to honor the men and women who have served in the U.S. armed forces.
The 97th annual Tucson Veterans Day Parade is set to begin at 11 a.m. with the “Remembering Pearl Harbor: 75 Years Later” theme.
The parade begins downtown at West Alameda Street and Granada Avenue and heads east on West Alameda Street and turns onto North Stone Avenue, then onto West Franklin Street. From West Franklin Street, participants will continue on North Church Avenue and then to West Sixth Street. From Sixth Street, parade participants will head south on North Granada Avenue and return to the staging point on West Alameda Street.
The Grand Marshal of this year's parade is Maurice A. Storck.
Beginning at 10 a.m., Stone Avenue south of Sixth Street will be closed; Church Avenue between Pennington Street and Sixth Street/St. Mary’s Road will be closed; Sixth Street/St. Mary’s Road between Stone Avenue and Granada Avenue will be closed; Franklin Street between Stone Avenue and Church Avenue; and Granada Avenue between Congress Street and Sixth Street/St. Mary’s Road will be closed.
Businesses, parking garages and parking lots will be open and accessible to the public.
The Veterans Day parade through downtown Nogales will begin at 10 a.m. in front of the U.S. Post Office, head south on Morley Avenue to Park Street and turn north to Grand Avenue to conclude at Pep Boys.
Immediately following the parade, military groups will continue north on Grand to the Veterans Wall of Honor in front of City Hall. A ceremony honoring veterans will begin at approximately 11 a.m.
Immediately after the ceremony, veterans and their families are invited to attend a reception ceremony sponsored by the City of Nogales at the VFW Hall.
The 22nd annual Veterans Day Parade will take place on Friday, Nov. 11, beginning at 9 a.m.
The parade will head down Fry Boulevard from 7th Street to the Veterans Memorial Park entrance.
Fry Boulevard will be closed to through traffic at 8:50 a.m. from 7th street to Avenida Escuela for the duration of the parade. There will also be no through traffic allowed into Veterans Memorial Park during that period. Starting at 7:30 a.m., Wilcox Drive from 7th Street to Lenzner Avenue and Lenzner Avenue from Fry Boulevard to Wilcox Drive will be closed in both directions for parade staging until all participants join the parade route.
A short public ceremony will take place at the Veterans Memorial Park immediately following the parade.