“Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.” – Billy Graham

America’s veterans deserve recognition for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to sacrifice for the common good.

The dedication and sacrifice of the brave men and women who have served our country should never be forgotten. On Tuesday, November 11, America will recognize Veterans Day, a national holiday dedicated to honoring those who served in the United States Armed Forces.

Many cities will rally together in celebration and gratitude for those who have served our country with courage, dignity and honor. For those who wish to partake in the festivities, there are many parades scheduled around the country from which to choose.

Join us as we pay tribute to the courageous men and women, both living and deceased, who have served in the United States Armed Forces:

Tampa Bay Veterans Day Parade

Tampa Veterans Day Parade

Tampa Bay, Florida

Saturday, November 8, 2014

More than 2,500 people will participate in the Tampa Bay Veterans Day Parade taking place Saturday, November 8, 2014. The parade is organized and orchestrated by the Veterans Day Parade Group, Inc., an all-volunteer, non-profit organization. Every year, the parade honors and recognizes a member of the armed forces. This year, the Tampa Bay Veterans Day Parade has announced second-generation U.S. Navy (Retired) Petty Officer First Class Articia Heard as the 2014 honoree.

SW Missouri Veterans Day Parade

Springfield, MO Veterans Day Parade

Photo via Veterans Day Parade, Springfield, MO on Facebook

Springfield, Missouri

Saturday, November 8, 2014

On Saturday, November 8, at 10 a.m., members of the Springfield, MO, community will gather to honor and pay respect to all veterans. The parade will feature Jann Carl and Rodney Miller, hosts of the acclaimed television series “Small Town Big Deal.”  While the parade honors all veterans, this year’s parade will focus on the Vietnam War Era, Korean War Era and the women who played an important role in WWII.

51st Annual Milwaukee Veterans Day Parade

Veterans Parade Milwaukee

Photo via http://www.honorourmilitary.us/

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Saturday, November 8, 2014

The 51st Annual Veterans Day Parade and Day of Honor in downtown Milwaukee will take place on Saturday, November 8, at 11 a.m. The parade has grown larger every year, with more veterans and military participating annually. Thousands are expected to attend the 51st annual Veterans Day Parade and seven military chaplains will share the honor of Grand Marshall during the festivities.

Travis County & City of Austin Texas Veterans Day Parade

Austin, TX Veterans Day

Photo via Travis County & City of Austin Texas Veterans Day Parade on Facebook

Austin, Texas

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The Veteran’s Day Parade is presented by Travis County and the City of Austin to honor those who served in the Armed Forces. The parade will begin at approximately 9:30 a.m. and will feature service members as well as musical performances by the Del Valle High School Cardinal Band. This years’ theme will be honoring the service and sacrifice of our Veterans of the Gulf Wars with a tribute to all World War II Veterans on this 70th anniversary of D-Day.

America’s Parade

Navy Veterans Marching in NYC

New York, New York

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The sole purpose of America’s Parade is to honor the service of our veterans and to salute our currently serving military. The parade, an annual tradition in New York, is strictly non-partisan. America’s Parade will take place on Tuesday, November 11, rain or shine. The parade will march up Fifth Avenue, from 26th to 52nd Street. In total, the route is 1.3 miles, or about 35 minutes on foot.

Have you participated in a Veterans Day parade or plan to attend one this year? We’d like to hear from you! Share your stories in the comments below.