The Clarksville-Montgomery County Veterans Day Parade will take place on Saturday, Nov. 6, with pre-parade ceremonies set for 9 a.m. in front of the historic courthouse (south side) on Third Street in downtown Clarksville. The keynote speaker is US Army retired Colonel Vernon Lightner, who now serves as the JROTC Director of Army Instruction for the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System.
This year’s Veterans Day parade theme is “Salute to Veterans in Education.”
For those participants and spectators who are unable to social distance, we encourage the wearing of facemasks. For those unable to attend in person, the parade will be broadcast live on the Montgomery County Facebook page and will later be broadcast on Clarksville Community Network (CCN). CDE subscribers can find CCN on channel 908 (cable) and channel 6 (streaming services).
The Parade will begin at 10 a.m. at the corner of N. 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 3rd Street, left onto Commerce Street, left onto University Avenue, right onto Franklin Street, left onto 8th Street, and back to the APSU parking area.
“The Veterans Day Parade has been a major event for our community for decades. We hope that this annual celebration of our military veterans can bring some much-needed normalcy to our community in these continuing uncertain times,” said VSO Director Andrew Kester.
For more information, contact the Montgomery County Veterans Service Organization at 553-5173. Parade entry forms for veterans groups and other local organizations, can be found online or picked up along with the route maps at the VSO office between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, or by e-mail request to [email protected]. Parade entries will be accepted through Friday, Oct. 22.