Activities conclude Nov. 11 with 26th annual Palm Springs Veterans Day Parade

PALM SPRINGS — This community will host three days of Veterans Day events beginning Thursday, Nov. 9 – and culminating on Saturday, Nov. 11 with the ever-popular 26th Annual Palm Springs Veterans Day Parade.

The activities start Thursday at VillageFest with hand-held American flags presented to veterans at the VillageFest booth from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. In addition, entertainment will be provided by the Palm Springs High School Jazz Band.

On Friday, Nov. 10, the city will host a Drive-Thru Luncheon for local veterans in the parking lot at City Hall, 3200 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way. The event runs from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Free box lunches will be distributed to veterans while supplies last. The Palm Springs High School Jazz Band will also be on hand to entertain.

The activities conclude on Saturday, Nov. 11 with the 26th annual Palm Springs Veterans Day Parade, which kicks off on at 3:30 p.m. on Palm Canyon Drive at Ramon Road and heads north concluding at Alejo Road. This year’s parade will be broadcast on KPSE-TV.

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 Veterans Day National Committee of the Department of Veterans Affairs has once again designated Palm Springs as a Regional Site for the observance of Veterans Day. Palm Springs is one of a limited number of events nationwide to receive this important designation. The events that are chosen will ensure that fitting tributes are paid across the Nation and serve as examples for other communities to follow when planning their Veterans Day observances. This year, Veterans Day ceremonies recognized by VA will be held in 66 communities throughout 34 states and the District of Columbia to honor the Nation’s Veterans.

Many sponsors make this Veterans Day Parade possible: PS Resorts, Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians Tribal Council, Palm Springs Disposal Services, Desert Care Network, Dokken Engineering, Eisenhower Health, Matich Corporation, ERSC, Burrtec, Mr. Tom Martin, and Wintec Energy.

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