Murrieta to host 17th annual Veterans Day Parade

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MURRIETA – The city of Murrieta will host the 17th annual Veterans Day Parade Monday, Nov. 11, in recognition of its hometown heroes and all of the men and women who have fought for the nation’s freedom.

The parade will begin at 10 a.m. on Washington Avenue accompanied by the singing of the national anthem and a flyover. It concludes at Town Square Park with the Rotary Field of Honor, a tribute of more than 2,000 American flags covering the city’s Veterans Memorial Park with red, white and blue.

Leading the parade as Grand Marshals are retired Lt. Col. Gevin Harrison, senior instructor for Vista Murrieta High School Air Force JROTC, and retired Lt. Col. Michael Jackson, senior instructor for Murrieta Mesa High School Navy JROTC.

The long-standing event is a local favorite, traditionally bringing more than 10,000 people to the downtown area to line the streets to show their patriotism and celebrate the community.

“To me, this is what community is all about,” Mayor Kelly Seyarto said. “Generations of families, newcomers, business and community leaders coming together to pay tribute and honor this day – with a celebration of unity and patriotism.”

Due to the event’s popularity, the city encourages spectators to carpool, bike or walk to the event when possible. Parking will be available on a first-come, first served basis in the downtown lots, at City Hall and on surrounding streets.

If a group, business or organization would like to be a participant in the parade, register at www.tinyurl.com/veteranparade. For additional information, contact Lfrasso@MurrietaCA.gov.

Submitted by city of Murrieta.