Beckley’s Veterans Day Parade

2023 Parade Theme is “Veterans, always there for America

The American Legion Post 32 and the Beckley-Raleigh County Veterans Parade Committee will host the annual Veterans Parade on Saturday, November 11, 2023, beginning at 11:00 a.m.

The Veterans Parade line-up will take place between 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at Park Middle School (floats, vehicles) and from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Beckley Intermodal Gateway Plaza (bands, walking units & military vehicles). A Memory Walk and Honor Walk section will honor veterans – loved ones are invited to walk with a photo, memento, or sign in the parade (line-up with the walking units at BIG).

The Parade Grand Marshal will be Frank Cook.


  • 12-1 pm – Marching bands will perform music from their regular pregame or halftime
    shows on the Beckley Intermodal Gateway after the parade.
  • Veterans are invited to enjoy a free box lunch at the WVU Tech Administration, Extension and Culinary Building on Neville Street – (limited supply) – after the parade (12-1 pm).  The winners of the Register-Herald Student Essay Contest will be awarded during the luncheon.
  • Veterans groups are welcome to set up a booth at the Beckley Intermodal Gateway 10am-1pm
  • At 2 pm, the Raleigh County Veterans Museum will host their Healing Field ceremony on
    Harper Road.

To enter a band, float, car or other group into the parade please visit the Beckley Events registration or call 304-256-1776.

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