Coconut Grove Veterans Day Parade and Celebration
(Miami, FL November 7, 2017) - City of Miami Commissioner Ken Russell has partnered with the American Legion Post 182 to make the Coconut Grove Veterans Day Parade and Celebration a grand event that brings together the whole community on Friday, November 10, 2017 at 11:15 a.m.
The parade will assemble at the Coconut Grove Playhouse Parking Lot at 3500 Main Highway, march through Commodore Plaza and conclude at Elizabeth Virrick Park with a route through Grand Avenue, Douglas Road and Percival Avenue.
“Our community in Coconut Grove and in the City of Miami deserves to have a signature parade to celebrate and honor the lives of our nation’s veterans,” said Commissioner Russell. This is a fun event with music and food for the entire family.”
The parade will have marching bands from all over South Florida including the Florida Memorial University Drum Corps, a classic and custom car procession, and pageant titleholders. The ceremony will conclude with guest speaker Lieutenant Colonel Alonzo H. Jackson, US Army Retired, former Miami-Dade Public Schools educator and former Liaison for US Military Academy at West Point. With the involvement of organizations and performers throughout Miami-Dade and neighboring counties, this year's parade is a large music and food filled event for the entire South Florida community. Both Commissioner Russell and American Legion Post 182 would greatly appreciate and look forward to your participation in this commemorative celebration of South Florida's veterans.
"Veterans have a sacred bond that is understood only by those who have served,” said Alice Eason, Past Commander of American Legion Post 182. “As legionnaires it is our duty and responsibility to acknowledge and celebrate veterans of all branches and to remind society of the sacrifices of all our fallen comrades."
WHO: Commissioner Ken Russell and American Legion Post 182
WHAT: Coconut Grove Veterans Day Parade and Celebration
WHEN: Friday, November 10, 2017
9:30am - Memorial Remembrance Ceremony at Charlotte Jane Memorial Cemetery, 3650 Charles Ave, Miami, FL 33133
10:00am - Arrival / begin lineup at Playhouse Parking Lot, 3500 Main Hwy, Miami, FL 33133
11:15am - Parade through Coconut Grove to Elizabeth Virrick
Guest Speakers and Refreshments at Elizabeth Virrick Park, 3255 Plaza St., Miami, FL 33133 will immediately follow the parade.
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