Bronzeville’s 86th Annual Veterans Day Parade kicks off Monday
- Category: Chicago
- Published on Sunday, 11 November 2012 20:08
- Written by The Chicago Defender
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King Drive between 43rd and 35th streets is the place to be Monday at 9:30 a.m.
The 86th Annual Veterans Day Parade will kick off at 43rd and King Drive at 9:30 a.m. U.S. Army veteran and Illinois Secretary of State Jesse While will serve as Grand Marshal. Parade organizers will also feed homeless veterans during a special luncheon at Mother Price's Feed, Clothe and Help The Needy Center, 59th and Racine Avenue, at 2 p.m.
The parade will also recognize the Momford Point Marines –– recently honored with the Congressional Gold Medal –– at the end of the parade route at the historic Victory Monument at 35th and King Drive.