Veterans’ Day Parade in downtown Orlando

The city of Orlando will host its annual Veterans’ Day Parade this weekend.

The parade will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with an opening ceremony planned at Orange Avenue near Central Boulevard. The parade will begin at Robinson Street and Orange Avenue, turning left on Central Boulevard, left on Rosalind Avenue and ending at Robinson Street.

The parade will consist of a variety of participants including men and women from more than 45 Central Florida veteran organizations, active-duty military, high school JROTCs and the UCF Air Force and Army ROTCs.

Immediately following the parade, the city will host a Veterans’ Day Celebration event from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Lake Eola Park.

This year’s parade will open with a tribute to veterans, led by Mayor Dyer and local veterans.

The parade’s theme celebrates the 80th anniversary of the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAACs) and Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVEs). The celebration and veterans’ information fair will feature music, food, and family-friendly activities.

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