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Posted on: October 7, 2019

Baton Rouge Veteran’s Parade 2019

The City of Baton Rouge is hosting the Capital Region Veteran's Parade sponsored by the Mayor-President's Advisory Council on Veteran's Affairs in downtown on Saturday, November 16, 2019. The parade will run down River Road starting in front of the Pentagon Barracks and ending at the USS Kidd. The parade will honor the service, sacrifices, and selflessness of our veterans.


We are blessed and fortunate as a city to honor three one-hundred-year-old World War II Veterans – Warrant Officer Johnnie A. Jones Sr., Corporal Leon Dixon Sr., and the oldest World War II Veteran in the United States: Private First-Class Lawrence Brooks.


There will be live music by Jonathan Boogie Long, food vendors, and cold beverages as well as speakers to include General Russell Honoré and Mayor Sharon Weston-Broome.


“It’s important to thank our veterans for their service and sacrifices. This parade is an excellent opportunity to show our support,” said Mayor Broome.


Entertainment begins at 11:00 a.m. on the River Plaza Stage adjacent to the USS Kidd Museum with the parade beginning to roll at 12:00 p.m. All ages are welcome.


After the parade concludes, speakers will address attendees followed by a finale from musician Jonathan Boogie Long.


After the parade festivities conclude, we invite everyone to join us at the River Center for Viewing Party and Tailgate of the LSU vs. Ole Miss game.


If interested in being part of the parade, contact Yolanda Robertson at yrobertson76@gmail.com.


If interested in being a food vendor or setting up a table, contact Heather Day at events@theredcake.com.


All other inquiries can be directed to events@theredcake.com.

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