The City of Jacksonville Honors Veterans at the Annual Veterans Day Parade

November 05, 2020  
Navy band walking in parade and playing instruments

Presented by the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A.

The City of Jacksonville invites residents and visitors to pay tribute to our military, past and present, at the annual Veterans Day Parade, presented by the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A. The parade will be on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11, beginning on Water Street in front of the Lofts at Jefferson Station. Step off will be at 11:01 a.m.
 
“Our community here in Jacksonville is extremely proud of and grateful for the sacrifices and services of our military members and their families,” said Mayor Lenny Curry. “Each year, our city is honored to host of one of the largest Veterans Day parades that shows our support and gratitude for not only those actively serving, but veterans as well, both past and present. All citizens are encouraged to join in by watching from your homes or socially distanced from our Downtown core to honor our local service members.”
 
The parade will feature Mayor Lenny Curry, Sheriff Mike Williams, U.S. Army veteran, Major General Maury Edmonds as the parade Grand Marshal and two of Jacksonville’s oldest veterans; Sollie Mitchell of the U.S. Army at age 102; and John Connelly of the U.S. Army Air Corps at age 95. In addition, the parade will include senior military officials, active-duty and retired military units, veteran groups, local high school groups, decorative floats, and more.
 
“The Law Offices of Ron Sholes P.A., is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the 2020 Jacksonville Veterans Day Parade,” said Ron Sholes. “As a law firm of military veterans, we take tremendous pride in the Veterans Day Parade. We hope you and your family will join us Wednesday, Nov. 11, for the parade to celebrate and honor our Veterans.”
 
The route for the parade will begin Water Street in front of the Lofts at Jefferson Station. It will proceed east down Water Street and turn onto Laura Street, turn west down Adams Street and will continue west until the ending of the parade at Lee Street.
 
Parade spectators are encouraged to safely gather Downtown and show their support by wearing red, white and blue, and waving flags, while maintaining social distance. The parade can be viewed from multiple places along Water Street, Laura Street and Adams Street, including the Northbank Lawn and the Duval County Courthouse. The parade can also be watched from home on WJXT Channel 4’s special live coverage.
 
Street closures for the parade will begin at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11, and will include the following streets.
 

  • Water Street from Lee Street to Hogan Street.
  • Independent Drive from Hogan Street to Laura Street
  • Bay Street from Main Street to I-95.
  • Forsyth Street from S Myrtle Avenue to Main Street
  • Houston Street from Adams Street to Clay Street
  • Adams Street from Main Street to Johnson Street
  • Laura Street from Independent Drive to Monroe Street
  • Lee Street from Water Street to Monroe Street
  • Davis Street from Forsyth Street to Adams Street
  • Madison Street from Forsyth Street to Houston Street
  • Jefferson Street from Monroe Street to Riverside Avenue
  • Broad Street from Acosta Bridge North to Monroe Street
  • Pearl Street from Monroe Street to Water Street
  • Julia Street from Bay Street to Monroe Street
  • Hogan Street from Water Street to Monroe Street
  • Park Street from Stonewall Street to Water Street
 
For more information, visit www.JaxVeteransDayParade.com or call (904) 255-5422.
 
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