San Diego’s largest Veterans Day Parade is Nov. 12

With the goal of recognizing all local veterans for their service, the 2012 San Diego County Veterans Day Parade will celebrate its annual holiday parade Monday, Nov. 12.

Honoring San Diego men and women of all ages who have served in any capacity in the U.S. Armed Forces, the 2012 parade honors the 65th anniversary of the first recorded flight to break the sound barrier with Major General Charles (Chuck) Elwood Yeager, pilot of that heroic flight, serving as the 2012 Grand Marshal.

Parade participants — including more than 50 local veteran organizations, 12 band and pageantry units, 15 elected officials and 55 community organizations — will march down Pacific Highway, between Cedar Street and G Street downtown, starting at 11 a.m.

“We are extremely honored to showcase Maj Gen Yeager’s achievements in flight, including his highly distinguished combat record: a World War II fighter ace with eleven air-to-air victories! With The San Diego Air and Space Museum as our 2012 Parade Title Sponsor we are more proud of our planned celebration than ever before.”

The San Diego County Veterans Day Parade is presented by the Veterans Museum and Memorial Center in Balboa Park, which hosts many educational opportunities throughout the week prior to Veterans Day and the official parade.

For more information about the San Diego County Veterans Day Parade, parking information, road closures resulting from the parade, or to provide support through a financial contribution, please visit http://www.sdvetparade.org/.

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