Beckley’s American Legion Veterans Parade postponed and will be combined with Christmas Parade
Veterans Luncheon still planned on Veterans Day
Due to the unpredictability of weather that may result from tropical storm Nicole in our area on Veterans Day, Beckley’s American Legion Veterans Parade is being postponed and will now coincide with Christmas Parade on December 3. The parade committee is sorry for any inconvenience.
Any military vehicles or other entries who would like to display their planned entries on Friday are welcome to park in the Word Park parking lot from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm or they can save their entry to ride in the combined Veterans and Christmas Parade on December 3 at 11 am.
The American Legion and parade committee still plan to host a free Veterans Day luncheon at the WVU Tech Administration Building located at 410 Neville Street. The WVU Tech Culinary School is preparing 100 box lunches for veterans (and their spouse or care giver). Music and a few veteran-related booths will be set up at the luncheon site. The American Legion will honor the Parade Grand Marshal Eddie Cochran. Veterans are encouraged to attend.
The marching bands and many of the entries expressed that they were unable to participate in the parade due to the rainy conditions and another postponement date was not available. The committee hopes combining the parades will result in a wonderful duo parade on December 3.
2022 Parade Theme is “Thanking Veteran’s for Their Service”
American Legion Post 32, Visit Southern WV and the City of Beckley will host the annual Veterans Parade on Friday, November 11, 2022, beginning at 11 a.m.
A Memory Walk and Honor Walk walking group will meet at The BIG Plaza at 10:30am and will honor veterans by loved ones walking with a photo, memento or sign in the parade, we would love to have you honor your Veteran and join us for this portion of the parade. Walkers may also join as the Memorial Banner passes along the parade route.
THE CELEBRATION CONTINUES AFTER THE PARADE:
- 12-1 pm – Marching bands will perform music from their regular pregame or halftime
shows on the Beckley Intermodal Gateway after the parade.
- 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
To enter a band, float, car or other group into the parade please visit the Beckley Events registration or call 304-256-1776.