There are only about 60 select cities throughout the nation that are officially designated as a Regional Site for the observance of Veterans Day. Palm Springs has once again received that coveted honor.

An estimated 20,000 spectators are expected in downtown Palm Springs on Saturday, Nov. 11 for the 21st Annual City of Palm Springs Veterans Day Parade which will begin at 3:30 p.m. in downtown Palm Springs, according to a city news release.

This year’s theme is “Honoring All Who Served.”

The parade steps 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.

With thousands of United States Marines and Sailors stationed locally at the Marine

Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, the City’s Veterans Day

Parade is tradition for many Coachella Valley residents who have family, who have served or are currently serving in the Armed Forces.

The Veterans Day National Committee recognizes select Veterans Day observances throughout the country that represent fitting tributes to America’s heroes serve as models for other communities to follow in planning their own observances.

For a complete list of other cities designated as Regional Sites to observe Veterans Day, click HERE.