Birmingham is home to the first Veterans Day Parade, and this year’s celebration will kick off on Friday with a memorial service honoring Raymond Weeks, who led our first parade here in the Magic City in 1947. The service begins at 4:30 p.m. at Linn Park, and Mayor William Bell will speak.
The nation’s oldest Veteran’s Day Parade will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, in downtown Birmingham. The parade route begins on 18th Street and 9th Avenue North, and ends at 19th Street and 10th Avenue North.
For the first time ever, fireworks over Red Mountain will cap off this Veterans Day in the Magic City!
If you’re wondering where to set up to see the parade, click here for the full parade route