NEW BEDFORD PARADE
The public is invited to the 2021 New Bedford Veterans Day Parade. This year’s parade is being put together in a joint effort between the New Bedford Veterans’ Advisory Board, the City of New Bedford, as well as the New Bedford Veterans’ Services Department.
This year’s parade will take place on Thursday, 11/11. If the parade is canceled there will be a service held at the Fort Taber Community Center located inside Fort Taber Park, 1000A S. Rodney French Blvd., New Bedford, 02744, and all are invited to attend. The service will begin at 1:00PM.
The parade will form at the intersection of Rockdale Avenue and Union Street (Buttonwood Park) beginning around 10:15AM and stepping off at 11:00AM.
The parade will march East on Union Street to County Street; then turn left and head North on County Street to William Street where it will turn right onto William Street. The Parade will head east on William Street past City Hall and the reviewing stand which will be located on the right in front on the New Bedford Main Library at the intersection of Pleasant Street and William St. Approximate address for the end of the parade is 613 Pleasant St., New Bedford, MA 02740.
A Veteran’s Day service will be held at the reviewing stand following the conclusion of the parade and we invite everyone to stay for it.
If you plan on marching in this year’s parade, we ask that you please RSVP so that we can put our marching order together as well as have a list to publish of all organizations participating. Please RSVP by calling the New Bedford Veterans’ Services Department at 508-991-6184 or an email email@example.com
If you do not RSVP because you are unsure whether you can participate but then find out you can, we invite you to still show up to the parade. All who want to participate in the parade will be given the opportunity but a call to the Veterans’ Services Department to let us know would be appreciated.
At Fort Taber/Fort Rodman
Please join the Fort Taber-Fort Rocman Military Museum on Nov. 11 for our annual observance of Veterans/Armistice Day. The museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Coffee and donuts will be available.
At 11 a.m. the museum will participate in the Bells of Peace ceremony, marking the end of World War I.
At 1 p.m. the museum is proud to host the presentation of “The Use of Animals in WWI,” presented by Joe Yukna of the Cape Code Military Museum (1 hour). This bizarrely fascinating tale tells of the expected and surprisinkg uses of animals during the Great War. May not be suitable for small children.
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