The Hampton Roads Council of Veterans Organizations (HRCVO) hosts the annual Tidewater Veterans Day Parade in Virginia Beach on Friday, 11 November 2016. The parade will begin at 9:00 AM. The parade route will start from the Virginia Beach Oceanfront on Atlantic Avenue and proceed up 19th Street to at the Tidewater Veterans Memorial (across from the Virginia Beach Convention Center).
For over thirty years, the HRCVO has been coordinating the Veterans Day Parade and associated events. Each year, one of the HRCVO member organizations co-sponsors the parade. This year the La Societe Des 40 Hommes Et 8 Chevaux (40 and 8) is the co-sponsor organization. In addition to the parade, a short ceremony is held at the Tidewater Veterans Memorial immediately following the parade and a luncheon honoring our Veterans is held at the Doubletree Hotel next to the Virginia Beach Convention Center at approximately 12:00 PM.
The Veterans Day Parade is sanctioned by the Department of Veterans Affairs National Veterans Day Committee and the Mayors of Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk and Virginia Beach who sign a proclamation resolving that “citizens, businesses and organizations demonstrate due appreciation, admiration and respect for all veterans who have served our great nation”.