Nashvilleʼs Veterans Day Parade Starts at 11:11.11 AM on 11/11/11

For over 60 years "Nashville's Veterans Day Parade" has been a Tennessee Capitol celebration to honor America's veterans for their patriotism and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. This years Grand Marshal is Country Music Artist and Marine Stephen Cochran. The parade's organizers, the Davidson County Veterans Coordinating Council (DCVCC), have proudly been recognized as a Department of Defense regional Veterans Day parade in conjunction with the VA.

Nashville, TN, November 08, 2011 --( This year's parade will begin with a dramatic fly-over by the Tennessee Air National Guard. The parade will proudly march with Veterans from WWII through Afghanistan, equestrian teams, tanks, cannons, first responder vehicles, up to ten high school marching bands, Shriner's and more. All of the wartime eras will be specifically represented (from WWII to Iraqi Freedom) and all branches of military service will be represented by active duty or reserve personnel. Military hardware will be on display and the 101st Airborne division-Air Assault and the Tennessee Air National Guard will decorate the sky. Thousands of people will line the street to cheer veterans past and present. High ranking military officers, elected officials and other dignitaries will watch from a special viewing stand. Highway off-ramps and local streets will be shut down to traffic.

Location: The parade route will run east on Broadway from 16th Avenue South to 1st Avenue North at the river. It will be followed by a Celebration and Free Concert at Cadillac Ranch starting at 3:00 PM.

Time/Date: All Day - Starts at 11:11.11 am on Friday November 11th, 2011. The parade will begin precisely at the eleventh second of the eleventh minute of the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of the two thousand and eleventh year -- the official kick-off of Nashville’s largest Veteran's day parade in sixty years.

Grand Marshal: Country Music Singer/Songwriter Stephen Cochran will be the overall grand marshal. He is a Marine combat Veteran that was critically injured in Afghanistan. He is a remarkable Artist with a compelling story. A co-grand marshal for the active duty military is honored as well. Colonel Many-Bears Grinder is a member of Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam's cabinet and the Commissioner of Veterans Affairs for the state of Tennessee.

Grand Marshal's Message: Nashville's Veterans Day Parade Grand Marshal Stephen Cochran told the movement recently, "Nashville Tennessee wants to make sure every Veteran gets a well deserved welcome home and thank you. As the event gets closer, the entire community is pulling out all the stops to make sure Vets everywhere are personally invited to one of the countries best Veterans day parades. The Veterans Day Parade, which takes place on Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, at 11:11.11 AM is the perfect opportunity for the entire community to come together in a public display of support and say ʻthank youʼ to these deserving Vets. Every Veteran is invited to march in the parade. If you are in Nashville and interested in marching or riding in the parade please be at the intersection of Broadway and 16th Ave N at 9:00 AM on 11/11/11.”

More information is available by calling 615-852-7464 or emailing

Celebration And Free Concert: The parade will culminate in a large celebration and free concert at Cadillac Ranch (305 Broadway - Nashville, TN). Music, special guests, and entertainment will be featured. U.S. Congressman Jim Cooper and military special guests will be in attendance at 3:00pm and concerts will begin at 4pm and 7pm featuring the Kara Clark, Swamp DaWamp, Jerry Foster and the Stephen Cochran Project. Watch it happen.

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