Veterans Day is upon us and its a time for us to pay respect to the millions of men and women who took the oath to defend our nation. The City of Killeen will be paying honor to those who served with its annual Veterans Day Parade on Monday November 11th.

The Central Texas Community Veterans Day Parade will march through historic downtown Killeen beginning at 11:00 A.M. with Retired Master Sergeant Clifford Petrey serving as grand marshal.

This year’s parade theme is “Honoring All Who Served.” The parade route travels from College Street down Avenue D to 8th Street, 8th Street to Sprott Street and Sprott Street to Gray Street ending at Avenue C. Spectators should arrive early to secure the best parking and viewing spots along the route.

The Department of Veterans Affairs has selected Killeen’s parade as a regional site, one of just three in Texas. An official certificate will be presented to Mayor Jose Segarra prior to the parade start.

If your group or organization would like to participate, parade entries will be accepted through November 10. There is no cost to enter. For more details on how to enter, visit The City Of Killeen's Facebook page.