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Veterans Day Parade’s new route in Vancouver to end at Pearson Air Museum

35th Lough Legacy Veterans Day Parade will start at 11 a.m. Saturday

By Chrissy Booker, Columbian staff writer
Published: November 10, 2023, 6:05am

The Historic Trust will honor local veterans in the 35th annual Lough Legacy Veterans Day Parade on Saturday.

The parade is part of a long-standing tradition for The Historic Trust, in partnership with the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. Commencing with opening remarks at 10 a.m. at the Marshall House, the parade officially kicks off at 11 a.m., starting at Pearson Hangar.

“Honoring veterans and their service is incredibly important to The Historic Trust,” President and CEO Temple Lentz said. “We are operating on the site of the Vancouver Barracks, where the Army was first posted and our community has always been closely associated with the military community.”

In the second year back since the pandemic, The Historic Trust is expecting about 1,000 people in attendance. One of the biggest changes to the parade is a new, smaller route, which will end at the Pearson Air Museum.

In previous years, the parade has included people from veterans organizations, high school marching bands, Reserve Officers’ Training Corps groups and various collector clubs. The parade is meant to honor veterans from all service branches, The Historic Trust said.

“Vancouver, Washington has a long-established tradition of honoring our military history. Now, in its 35th year, the Lough Legacy Veterans Parade celebrates the service and sacrifice area veterans have made for our freedom,” The Historic Trust said on its website.

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