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The Annual Veteran’s Day Parade and Ceremony will be held Friday, November 11, 2022 beginning at 10:00 AM on East Ocean Boulevard at Amerigo Avenue in Stuart. The parade, led by veterans and veteran service organizations, will end at Memorial Park and will be followed by a ceremony beginning at 11:11 AM. Ceremony attendees will experience a thrill with a special flyover, compliments of The Stuart Air Show, which takes flight Saturday and Sunday that weekend.
11:11 AM is representative of the end of WW1, when an armistice was signed at eleven o’clock in the morning on the eleventh day of the eleventh month. Originally, Veterans Day was called Armistice Day, signaling the end of WWI. After WWII, Armistice Day became what is today, a day in which we honor all American veterans.
More than 14,000 veterans call Martin County home and Veteran’s Day provides an opportunity to publicly thank and honor service men and women in our community and nationwide. The original concept for the celebration of our heroes in 1919 was a day observed with parades and public meetings. Martin County is proud to continue that tradition to this day with a parade and ceremony organized by the Veterans Council of Martin County, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing services to all Martin County military veterans.
For information about the Veterans Council of Martin County, contact Martin County Veterans Services Officer Dan McHenry at 772-288-5448. For additional details about the parade and ceremony, visit www.stuartparades.com or contact Jim Riordan at 772-220-4127.
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