Monday, November 08, 2010

Veteran's Day Parade and Ceremony on November 11

The Town of Leonardtown, The Board of County Commissioners for St. Mary’s County, and parade organizers invite the public to salute America’s Veterans at the Annual Veterans Day Parade in Leonardtown, on Thursday, November 11, 2010! The parade will begin at 10:00 a.m. at Ryken High School and will feature Veterans, dignitaries, elected officials, local school marching bands, military units, color guards, bagpipers, classic and antique cars, boy and girl scouts, cheerleaders, motorcycles, horses, fire, police, emergency personnel and equipment. Immediately following the parade, spectators are encouraged to remain in the Town Square for a Veterans Memorial Ceremony to include patriotic music, and laying of wreaths.

Parade participants are requested to arrive between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. Upon arrival, participants should check in with parade coordinators at Ryken High School for their line-up assignment.

Spectators are encouraged to view the parade along Fenwick and Washington Street and park at the Governmental Center and take the free round-trip St. Mary’s County Transit System (STS) shuttle bus service into downtown Leonardtown to view the parade and ceremony. The shuttle will be running from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. Officers of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office will provide traffic control, and Parade Volunteers will assist with parking and street detours.

For more information call 301-475-9791.

For directions to the Governmental Center click on this link-