The Columbus Veterans Day Parade heads through Downtown Columbus on Friday, November 5, 2021 with Milvets Columbus, Ohio.
Welcome Home Troops of OEF, OIF, OND
This year the parade honors the Troops of Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation New Dawn. Join Grand Marshall, Lt. General Michael Ferriter, the Director of the National Veterans Memorial and Museum, to welcome all of the troops who have participated in the continuing fight for freedom since the attacks of September 11, 2001.
Columbus Veterans Day Parade
The parade kicks off with a military flyover at noon before the event is turned over to the MC’s at the reviewing stand.
The Parade steps off from Nationwide Blvd. at noon sharp turning south on N. High St. then turning west on W. Broad St. The Parade ends at the National Veterans Memorial and Museum.
The parade also marks the first appearance of Santa in Central Ohio. Santa and U.S. Marines are collecting new unwrapped toys for Toys-for-Tots program on their float at the end of the parade.
Want to participate in the parade? Find details about registration on the website.
About the parade:
“The sole purpose of Columbus Veteran’s Day Parade is to honor the service of our veterans and to salute our currently serving military. It is a non-partisan, non-political event, and may not be used as a platform for any other purpose or political agenda. Any individual or group that attempts to use the Parade as a forum for any purpose other than that stated above will be denied participation.”
See more Veterans Day events, parades, and Veterans Day Discounts and Freebies for 2021.
Columbus is so fortunate to have the only museum in America that honors ALL Veterans – from all branches of service, and from all eras of our nation’s proud history of military service, both peacetime and wartime. Visit the National Veterans Memorial and Museum in Downtown Columbus to go on a journey through veteran experiences and exhibits.
Admission is always free for U.S. military Veterans, active-duty military, and Gold Star families. The Memorial Grove, a place of respectful reflection, is free and open from dawn to dusk