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Long Beach Veterans Day Parade
The thirteenth annual Long Beach Veterans Day Parade, A Salute to Those Who Served is Saturday, November 7, 2009.

Parade highlights include marching bands and drill teams, equestrian units and military vehicles. 

You are invited to participate in the parade by joining the Freedom Walk as the last entry passes and heads to Houghton Park.

Post parade activities at Houghton Park (corner of Atlantic Avenue and Harding Street, just south of Artesia Blvd) will feature a ceremony honoring all veterans.  Fun activities for the whole family and a craft and vendor's fair are part of the attraction following the only Veterans Day Parade in the local area. 

Parade Route:

  • South on Atlantic Avenue from Harding Street to 56th Street, looping back north on Atlantic Avenue and ending at Houghton Park on the corner of Harding and Atlantic. 

Parking is available on the residential side streets east and west of Atlantic Avenue, between Artesia and Market Streets.  For more information call Pageantry Productions at 310-537-4240 or visit the website at


October 26, 2009

Vice Mayor Val Lerch, 9th District City Councilmember
Announces Grand Marshals
13th Annual Veterans Day Parade
Everyone Invited
November 7, 2009

Vice Mayor Val Lerch, 9th District is honored to have ride in the 13th Annual Veterans Day Parade the following Grand Marshals:

Ramon Rodriguez - Airborne Hall of Fame member
Carsten Sorensen - Long Beach Firefighter/Iraq VeteranChristopher Martin - Long Beach Police Officer/Veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan
Dr. Lydia Hollie - Freedom Walk Honoree

Please come honor a Veteran and help pay tribute to the men and women who have served or are currently serving this great Nation also known as the United States of America!

Letís support the parade with Vice Mayor Lerch and honor Veterans everywhere!

Bring your neighbors!

, November 7, 2009 from 10 A.M. to 11 A.M. with a ceremony and various booths following the parade in Houghton Park.

Atlantic Avenue from Harding Street to 56th Street.

Jonda Coman 562.570-6137
Martha Thuente 562.422-6669