Published: Sat, November 11, 2017
Global | By Shelia Dennis

Knoxville hosts annual Veterans Day Parade

Knoxville hosts annual Veterans Day Parade

Since Veterans Day is on a Saturday this year, many events are being held on Friday - with some continuing throughout the weekend.

Free flu shots - American Family Care will give a free flu shot to any veteran with valid ID on Saturday, November 11. The parade will start at noon at the corner of Avenue E and Houston Street by the U.S. Post Office and travel west on Houston Street to San Saba and end at Milam Park.

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The celebration will begin at 8 a.m. and will continue with the AARP Veterans Job & Resource Fair lasting until 12 p.m.in Hermann Square at City Hall.

In addition, there will be a special program on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, from 6-7pm at Whitewater State Park (near Winona). The route is created to accommodate a ceremony at Savannah Veterans Park immediately following the end of the parade at approximately 10:45 a.m. Symbols of Freedom, presented by Wells Fargo, will feature military displays and activities at City Hall. It will conclude at 11 a.m. with a flyover of World War II planes.

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Wampsville - Madison County will honor its veterans with a ceremony at its county veterans memorial at 11 a.m.

In his Veterans Day proclamation, President Donald Trump said, "Our veterans represent the very best of America". Boy Scout Troupe 29 will also place flags and crosses on graves at the cemetery.

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Westminster Presbyterian Church will salute veterans during its 10:30 a.m. worship service Sunday with the South Knox marching band, directed by Joyce Kim Rohrer. From 1971-1977, Veterans Day was held in late October.

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