Veterans Day Parade returns to Florence

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Oct. 14, 2022 — The Florence Veterans Day Parade Committee is pleased to announce that a Veterans Day Parade is once again returning to the streets of Florence. Veterans Day is Friday, Nov.11th, and this year marks a change in the route and staging.

Staging will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Florence Christian Church parking lot, located at Second and Ivy streets. The parade starts at 1 p.m. and will follow a route down Bay Street through Historic Old Town Florence, terminating on First Street by the Port of Siuslaw parking lot.

In addition, the Committee selected Jim Swant, USAF (Ret.), to be honored as this year’s grand marshal. Swant retired from the Air Force after a successful 20-year career serving our nation.

Parade entry forms can be found at TR Hunter Real Estate on Highway 101, Oregon Coast Military Museum on Kingwood Street and the Florence Area Chamber of Commerce’s Visitor Center on Highway 101. Forms can also be found at Completed entry forms can be either turned in to TR Hunter Real Estate or mailed to 147 42nd Way, Florence OR 97439 once completed.

For additional information, contact Swant at 541-968-9512 or Bob Brown at 541-997-3320.