Date(s) - 11/11/2014
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The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County and the Commissioners of Leonardtown invite the public to come out and salute America’s Veterans at the Annual Veterans Day Parade in Leonardtown, on Tuesday, November 11! The parade steps off at 10:00 a.m. on Fenwick Street and will feature Veterans, dignitaries, elected officials, local high school marching bands, military units, color guards, classic and antique cars, boy and girl scouts, cheerleaders, motorcycles, horses, as well as fire, police and emergency personnel and equipment.
Immediately following the parade, spectators are encouraged to remain in the Town Square for a Veterans Memorial Ceremony to include patriotic music, laying of wreaths, and words of remembrance. Come to the Square early to see a restored MiG-21 cockpit on display, and talk to representatives from Semper Fi, Vacations for Vets, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Disabled American Veterans (DAV), The Marine Corps League and Young Marines, The Patuxent River Naval Air Museum, and CSM’s Heroes Campaign. All of these organizations will be set up in the Square to provide information on programs for veterans and active-duty military, including ways that the general public can help our local military families.
In the event of inclement weather, the Veterans Day Parade will be cancelled, and the Memorial Ceremony will be moved inside to the Leonard Hall Recreation Center Gymnasium, on Route 245 adjacent to the St. Mary’s County Governmental Center Complex (23145 Leonard Hall Drive) at 11:00 a.m. Those wishing to lay wreaths at the monuments may choose to do so.