Veterans Day Parade, Awards, and Events

2019 Paducah American Hero Veterans Day Celebration

Event Set for Monday, November 11

For 2019, plans are underway for a full day of events to honor veterans at the Paducah American Hero Veterans Day Celebration.  Over the past few months, representatives from several organizations have been meeting to plan the event.  The organizations include WPSD, Paducah Sun, City of Paducah, McCracken County, Paducah-McCracken County Convention & Expo Center, 101st Airborne Sustainable Brigade, Milner & Orr, DAV, VVA, DAR, and VFW.  The following events will occur on Monday, November 11:

  • Sunrise Reveille (6:30 a.m.) along the riverfront at the foot of Broadway. 
  • Breakfast (7 - 8:30 a.m. at the Julian Carroll Convention Center - Sponsored by M. Dean Owen, CPA) for veterans and their friends and families.  The breakfast is free for veterans with a small fee for friends and family members.
  • Honoring and Awards Ceremony (9 - 9:45 a.m. at the Schroeder Expo Center) with presentations for the Distinguished Veteran (Sponsored by Milner & Orr) and Patriot Award in addition to the Poster & Essay Contest winners.  Five Quilts of Valor will be presented as well.  There will be displays of military equipment provided by the 101st Airborne Sustainment Brigade and informational booths with veteran services and recruitment information.
  • Veterans Day Parade (11 a.m.) with the parade beginning at Dolly McNutt Memorial Plaza and heading along 6th Street toward the Expo Center.     Veterans Day Parade Entry Application (Deadline October 18) >>
  • Come and Go Opportunities (Throughout the day at Expo Center) allowing students, veterans, and the community to interact with local veterans, discover military opportunities, and view military equipment provided by the 101st Airborne Division.  (School groups are asked to coordinate by contacting Lyndsey Birdsong 270-444-8504.)
  • American Hero Concert (6-8 p.m. at Expo Center - Sponsored by Bryant Law Center) with the Community Concert Band and the 101st Airborne Army Band.

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2019 City of Paducah Veterans Day Parade

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City of Paducah Employee Veterans, 2019 Veterans Day


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