CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — The Clarksville-Montgomery County Veterans Day Parade will be Saturday, Nov. 9, with pre-parade ceremonies at 9 a.m. in front of the historic courthouse on Third Street in downtown Clarksville.
The keynote speaker is U.S. Army retired Col. Rob Salome, who now serves as the Director of Strategy and Leadership Development for Solutions 21, a nationwide consulting firm.
This year’s Veterans Day parade theme is “Salute to Veterans Service Organizations.”
The Parade will begin at 10 a.m. at the corner of North Eighth and College streets, next to the Sundquist Science Building at Austin Peay State University, with the reviewing stand at the Third Street side of the courthouse. The parade will proceed from College left onto University Avenue, right onto Main Street, left onto Third Street, left onto Commerce Street, left onto University Avenue, right onto Franklin Street, left onto Eighth Street and back to the APSU parking area.
The parade coincides with Austin Peay State University’s Homecoming weekend – an occurrence that happens once every five years. This usually increases participation, with more than 150 entries expected in this year’s parade.
“The Veterans Day Parade is a major event for our community that provides an excellent opportunity to honor our military veterans. I hope to see thousands of people lining the streets to celebrate our veterans,” said Andrew Kester, director of the Montgomery County Veterans Service Organization.
For more, contact the VSO at 553-5173. Parade entry forms for veterans groups and other local organizations, as well as route maps, can be picked up at the office between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, or by e-mail request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Parade entries will be accepted through Friday, Nov. 1.