22nd Annual Veterans Day Parade Slated for Sunday


Thousands of spectators are expected in downtown on Sunday, Nov. 11 for the 22nd Annual City of Palm Springs Veterans Day Parade, beginning at 3:30 p.m. in downtown Palm Springs.

The parade kicks off on Palm Canyon Drive at Ramon Road and heads north concluding at Alejo Road. Immediately following the parade, the Palm Springs High School Spirit of the Sands Band will perform a post-parade patriotic concert on the corner of Palm Canyon and Amado Road. The concert concludes with a fireworks finale.

This year’s theme is “Honoring All Who Served.” The City of Palm Springs proudly announces that once again, the Veterans Day National Committee of the Department of Veterans Affairs has designated the City of Palm Springs as a Regional Site for the observance of Veterans Day. Palm Springs is one of approximately 60 events nationwide to receive this important designation.

The City of Palm Springs would like to thank its generous sponsors for the Veterans Day Parade: Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, Palm Springs Disposal Services, Desert Water Agency, Keenan Associates, Desert Care Network, Spa Resort Casino. Wintec Energy, Donna MacMillan, CNS Engineers, Inc. Jessup Motors, ERSC, Inc., 4th District Supervisor V. Manuel Perez, Molly Thorpe, Mr. Tom Martin, Boys and Girls Club of Palm Springs, Veolia Water, Inc. Burrtec, Burrtec, Riverside County Supervisor Marion Ashley.

With thousands of United States Marines stationed locally at the Marine
Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, the City’s Veterans Day Parade is a must see for many Coachella Valley residents who have family -- or who have served or are currently serving in the Armed Forces.