The 37th Annual Atlanta Veteran’s Day Parade proudly celebrates the nation’s veterans with a day of festivity and commemoration!
Saturday | November 10th, 2018
Parade Step Off 11:11 a.m.
Located in downtown Atlanta, this year’s Parade proceeds down Peachtree Street toward Centennial Olympic Park, The World of Coca Cola, and Georgia Aquarium. The parade will end at the intersection of Centennial Olympic Park Drive and Marietta Street.
The Parade’s will begin at 11:11 a.m., signifying the time that the cease-fire agreement was signed at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918, ending World War I.
Meet and thank the many Veterans in the Atlanta community after the Veteran’s Day Parade throughout the day’s festivities. With events for veterans, civilians, adults, and children, the festival is free and open to the public. Throughout the parade, attendees will enjoy seeing bands, bagpipers, floats, gun salutes, old fashioned cars, military vehicles and tanks, and much more!
2018 Grand Marshall: COL Danny McKnight, USA (Ret)
2018 Theme: The Battles Between the Wars
This generation of our military rebuilt our armed forces after the Vietnam War and trained the forces that answered our Nation’s call on September 11, 2001. They defended Freedom on the Korean DMZ, the Fulda Gap, and in Beirut, Bosnia, and Kosovo. They projected strength in operations like Grenada, Panama, Somalia, Desert Shield and Desert Storm. We look forward to showing the Veterans of this period that their service made a difference and our Nation is forever grateful.
Individual $75 | Table (10) $750
The Freedom Ball is the association’s annual fundraiser held at the Oceans Ballroom in the Georgia Aquarium. This highly anticipated event will celebrate the association’s 37th year by continuing with the day’s theme of honoring veterans from “Between the Wars.”
An estimated 500 guests will gather throughout the evening to pay special tribute to our veterans, and to the men and women in uniform.
Tickets include a delightful black-tie evening of dining, music, and dancing! At 6:00 p.m., the silent auction and social hour will start the evening’s festivities, followed by dinner and the evening program at 7:00 p.m.