2014 Veterans Day Parade Information
Photo: Paducah Tilghman High School Junior ROTC from 2013 Veterans Day Parade
All of the events below to honor veterans will be held on Veterans Day, Tuesday, November 11, 2014.
Veterans Day Parade Opening Ceremony:
The Paducah Park Services Department and the Veterans Day Planning Committee invite the public to attend the Veterans Day Parade Opening Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. at the gazebo at 2nd and Broadway.
The opening ceremony includes the recognition of the 2014 Distinguished Veteran who will serve as the parade’s grand marshal. The ceremony also includes the naming of the non-veteran who will receive the 2014 Patriot Award, an award honoring a citizen who dedicates his or her time to serving veterans and veteran causes in this community. The winners of the Veterans Day Essay contest organized by the Daughters of the American Revolution will be introduced, and the first place winners will read their essays for the crowd. This year there are 813 entries in the essay/picture contest.
Veterans Day Parade:
The annual Paducah Veterans Day Parade will begin at 11 a.m. at 2nd and Broadway and travel along Broadway to 17th Street. The WKCTC Television Production Department will record the parade, set it to music, and televise it at a later time on Government 11 and Paducah-2 (for Comcast subscribers).
Veterans Day Ceremony at McCracken County Courthouse:
The 2014 Veterans Day Ceremony at the McCracken County Courthouse will be held at the Veterans Monument at 2:30 p.m. The monument is on the Washington Street side of the Courthouse.
Veterans Day Concert:
The Veterans Day Concert will be held at the Robert Cherry Civic Center located at 2701 Park Avenue at 7 p.m. The Paducah Community Band under the direction of Douglas Van Fleet will provide a musical tribute to our local veterans and current service members. The concert is open to the public at no charge.
For more information about the Veterans Day Parade or related activities, visit the Parks Services Department at 1400 H.C. Mathis Drive, call 270-444-8508, or visit us online at www.paducahky.gov.
Parade Entry Forms:
Late entries will not be accepted or permitted to participate in the parade. Parade Entry Forms must be received by Friday, October 24 at 5 p.m. and can be delivered, faxed (270-444-8627), or mailed to
Veterans Day Parade Committee
P.O. Box 7265
1400 H.C. Mathis Drive
Paducah, KY 42002-7265
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