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Wednesday, November 03, 2021

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MAYOR JANEY ANNOUNCES 2021 BOSTON VETERANS PARADE 

The annual Boston Veterans Day Parade will take place on Saturday, November 6

 

 

BOSTON - Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - Mayor Kim Janey today announced that the annual Boston Veterans Day Parade, held by the American Legion and the City of Boston Office of Veterans’ Services, will take place on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. In previous years, the parade has been held on the Veterans Day holiday, November 11. The traditional ceremonies that the City of Boston Office of Veterans’ Services supports will still take place on November 11 and throughout the entire month of November, but the parade will take place on November 6 to kick off Veterans Month.

“Veterans Day is an opportunity to honor the service and sacrifice of veterans, their families, and those who continue to serve,” said Mayor Janey. “This year, the Veterans Day Parade will take place on November 6, to kickstart Veterans Month. I encourage Boston residents and visitors to view the event from the Boston Common and pay respect to those who have bravely and selfishly fought to protect us and our values.” 

The parade begins at 12:00 p.m. at the corner of Charles Street and Boylston Street (Boston Common), and then marches to Government Center. It will proceed down Boylston St. to Tremont St., then on Tremont St. to Government Center. Residents are encouraged to view the parade from Boston Common. 

This is a new parade designed to honor the service and sacrifice of veterans and their families, as well as thank all who continue to serve. Units will include the Danvers Falcons Marching Band, various Color Guards, VFW and American Legion Posts, and a Duck Boat with local veterans onboard to include World War II veterans.

Deputy Commissioner of Veterans Services Bryan Bishop, longtime curator and planner for the South Boston and Somerville Parades, is the co-lead and visionary for the Boston Veterans Parade. “We’ve tried to reimagine what this parade can be,” said Bishop. “It takes a couple years to build up a spectacle as big as the South Boston parade, but with these fresh ideas and new opportunities, this year will be a springboard into a new time honored tradition in the City of Boston.”

James Sinatra, co-lead from American Legion’s Suffolk County District Seven, echoes those sentiments and sees an even bigger impact this parade can have in the years to follow. “The Office of Veterans Services and the American Legion see an extremely unique opportunity upon the completion of the City Hall Plaza,” said Sinatra. “Just looking at the present here in 2021 though, it is a great thing to be back to honor and celebrate our veteran community on November 6th.”

Additional information about the event can be found here: www.boston.gov/calendar/2021-boston-veterans-parade.

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