The Baltimore City Veterans Day Parade will return for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic.
The event, which will take place at noon on Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11, will begin at the Washington Monument, continue south on Charles Street, turn left on Lexington Street and end at the War Memorial Plaza.
The parade will be immediately followed by a wreath laying ceremony at The Black Soldiers Memorial at the War Memorial Plaza.
“After a hiatus due to COVID-19, I am excited to announce the return of the Baltimore City Veterans Day Parade to recognize the selfless service that millions of Americans have given to our country,” Mayor Brandon M. Scott said in a statement. “As the brother of a United States Navy veteran, I know firsthand the determination and valor that our veterans and servicemembers possess and I am honored to be able to celebrate this Veterans Day alongside these brave men and women.”
According to city officials, “Mayor Scott will be joined by fellow dignitaries, veterans, and military personnel including the United States Coast Guard, City Ranch & Buffalo Soldiers 9th & 10th Cavalry, and Baltimore City Public Schools JROTC programs.”
Attendees are encouraged to arrive early and use public parking facilities to avoid parking violation areas and being ticketed or towed.
Commuters are encouraged to use alternate routes as there will be delays or road closures and bus routes will be adjusted. See the Baltimore City Department of Transportation’s Traffic Advisory for more information.
In addition to restarting the parade, Scott is also resuming the City’s Veterans Commission, which provides assistance to veterans who are city residents, city employees, or city retirees. Veterans who are interested can apply here.