LAKE HAVASU CITY – Lake Havasu’s Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is bringing the Veterans Day Parade back for the Veterans Day holiday. The VFW is a nonprofit organization made up of active veterans and reserve forces.  VFW was created to provide veterans with VA claims, separation benefits, mental wellness, financial grants, and student veteran support. 

Veterans Day is a federal holiday that honors military veterans of the United States Armed Forces. The celebration was created for honorable discharges and accompanies other holidays such as Remembrance Day and Armistice Day which are celebrated in other countries. The celebration was created due to the tremendous fighting of World War I that ended at the 11th hour in the 11th month.  

It was in 1918 when the agreement with the opposing side came to be with Germany.  In 1954, Armistice Day was changed to Veterans Day.  The Lake Havasu parade will honor our country’s veterans and the contributions they have provided.

Participants of the parade will be local organizations that support veterans daily.  Veterans Thrift, American Legion, Marine Corp League, and many more.  Free hot dogs and hamburgers will be available that day for all veterans at the VFW.

The parade will be on Saturday November 11 from 10am to 12pm.  The town is making McCulloch Boulevard and Acoma Boulevard traffic free for this well deserved holiday. The parade’s stage will be in Birch Square.

Come out and show your support of veterans this weekend at  the Veterans Day Parade to honor the heroes of our nation. Visit The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. – VFW to learn more about VFW.

Phaedra Veronique