Tucson is gearing up to celebrate veterans this holiday.
This year, the 99th Veterans Day Parade will be held on Monday, Nov. 12, starting at 11 a.m.
To start, the parade will begin at Grande Avenue and West Alameda Street and travel in a loop downtown.
First, the parade will go down Alameda Street to Stone Avenue, then travel up to Franklin Street til 6th Street, and then go back down Grande Avenue to the beginning point.
Each year, there are over 100 entrants and this year those who enter the Parade will be judged and given trophies by category. Categories this year include Senior Color Guard, Junior Color Guard, Senior Marching Unit, Junior Marching Unit, Float (truck and trailer), Decorated Automobiles, Musical Group, Veteran’s Organization, Military Unit, and Motorcycle Group.
Along and around the route, parking lots, parking garages and businesses will remain open. However, roads to be traveled on during the parade will be closed.
Organizations and businesses that are taking part this year are DMAFB, JROTC, Sons of the American Revolution, among others.
The Morgan McDermott American Legion Post 7 is the lead sponsor of this parade and is categorized as a 501C19 charity. (This means that the organization have exemptions from federal income taxes since they are part of Armed Forces of the U.S.)
For more information about the Veteran's Day Parade, like pyes of sponsorships that are part of the Veteran's Day Parade fundraiser, visit tucsonveteransdayparade.org
If you are interested in volunteering, click here.