The following press release was issued by the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs.
FRANKFORT, Ky (Oct. 26, 2017) Major General Stephen R. Hogan, Kentucky’s Adjutant General, and Norman E. Arflack, Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs (KDVA) will be the special guests at the new Lexington Veterans Day Parade November 11.
It marks the return of the Lexington parade after a five-year hiatus.
“I’m proud to stand with other Kentucky Veterans,” said Maj. Gen. Hogan. “It’s an honor to participate alongside my fellow Service members and their families and friends and show appreciation to all of those who have served.”
“Many people have missed the Lexington Veterans Parade and are happy to see it return,” Commissioner Arflack said. “I am honored to be there to welcome it back and honor Lexington’s veterans.”
The Veterans Day event begins on Saturday, Nov. 11 with a Veterans Day Kickoff Service at 1:30 p.m. The parade starts at 2 p.m.
The parade begins on Main Street at Midland Avenue and proceeds west to Mill Street. The reviewing stand is in front of the Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza across from Phoenix Park.
Participants include the William Sutherland Reid Pipe and Drums, the Bluegrass Corvette Club, NiVets Employee Resource Group, the Lexington DAR Chapter, Congressman Andy Barr, Amazon, the Lexington Fire Department, the Lexington Legends and many more.
The Lexington Veterans Day Parade is produced by the City of Lexington and sponsored by VRUCK – the Veterans Resource United Central/Southestern Kentucky.
Returning this year to downtown Lexington, the 2017 Lexington Veterans Day Parade is the culmination of a series of events highlighting the contributions of Central Kentucky’s veterans. During the 2017 Week of Valor, local organizations and community partners are hosting multiple events celebrating veterans.