Parade to honor veterans in Riverside

April 16, 2013 by  

The Annual ‘Salute to Veterans Parade’ is scheduled to take place in Riverside this weekend, marking the eighth year for the parade, which was created to honor veterans from all war eras.

Bill Densmore, Parade Director, stated:

“We have been extremely pleased to see our spectator base growing each year, providing a fitting tribute to veterans from the Inland Empire and elsewhere.”

More than 300 entries will be a part of this year’s parade. Entries include marching bands and color guards from area schools, military vehicles and floats, antique cars, and marching units. A number of local veterans will be featured in the parade, for which Joanne Evans is serving as this year’s Grand marshal.

Community parades and other annual events may make use of printing services offered by local print companies in preparation for the activity. Groups and individuals participating in parades often use banner printing as part of their floats or entries, and poster printing is also likely to be used by participants to let readers know they are taking part.

The parade route will be the same as it has been in prior years, with staging to take place near Ramona Drive in the lower parking lots at the Riverside College. From there, the parade will travel up Magnolia Avenue until it reaches Market Street, will turn right onto 10th Street, and finally turn right onto Main Street and end at the courthouse. All parking in the downtown parking areas will be free, including metered parking spaces.