Presented by the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A.
Jacksonville, Fla., Nov. 9, 2017 – The City of Jacksonville invites residents and visitors to pay tribute to our military, past and present, at the annual Veterans Day Parade, presented by the City of Jacksonville and the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A. The parade will be on Veterans Day, Saturday, Nov. 11, beginning at EverBank Field. Step off will be at 11:01 a.m.
“It is truly an honor to celebrate the service of our veterans, not just on Veterans Day, but every day,” said Mayor Lenny Curry. “One of the things that make Jacksonville a great city is its strong ties to the military and its families. It is important for us to recognize and appreciate the tremendous value of service and dedication they bring to our community.”
The parade will feature Mayor Lenny Curry, Sheriff Mike Williams, Bataan Death March survivor, Pat Ganio as the parade Grand Marshal and three of Jacksonville’s oldest veterans; Ellis Pope of the U.S. Navy at age 100; Sollie Mitchell of the U.S. Arm at age 99; and William Tomka of the U.S. Army at age 99. In addition, it will include senior military officials, active-duty and retired military units, veterans groups, local high school marching bands, military organization, decorative floats, giant balloons, JROTC units and more.
“The Law Offices of Ron Sholes PA, is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the 2017 Jacksonville Veterans Day Parade. As a law firm of military veterans, we take tremendous pride in the Veterans Day Parade. We hope you and your family will join us Saturday, Nov. 11 for the parade to celebrate and honor our Veterans” said Ron Sholes.
The route for the parade will begin at EverBank Field at Lot J. It will proceed down Bay Street to Newnan Street, follow to Independent Street (which turns into Water Street) and will end at the lots on Lee Street near the Prime Osborn Convention Center.
Parade watchers are encouraged to show their support by wearing red, white and blue, as well as by waving flags, banners and signs. The parade can be viewed from multiple places along Bay Street, from A. Philip Randolph to Newnan Street, near the Jacksonville Landing, and along Water Street.
Street closures for the parade will begin at 10:15 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11 and include the following streets.
- Gator Bowl Boulevard/Bay Street from Talleyrand Avenue to Newnan Street
- Newnan Street from Forsyth Street to Independent Drive
- Independent Drive/ Water Street from Newnan Street to Lee Street
- Main Street northbound ramp to Independent Drive
- Lee Street from Water Street to Adam Street
Liberty and Market streets will remain open to access and exit the Berkman Plaza and the Hyatt Regency Riverfront Hotel.
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