Virginia parade offers great way to thank a veteran

Parade kicks off at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 12
Updated: Nov. 11, 2022 at 3:00 PM EST
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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - It is important to thank the veterans of this country who have sacrificed their time and commitment to protect and defend this nation. The Virginia Veterans Parade offers the community a chance to do just that! Bill Hume, Vice President of Roanoke Valley Veterans’ Council, joined us on Here @ Home to tell us what you can expect.

This is a great event to take the family to and watch the participants who will march in the parade. Organizers will hand out 5,000 flags the morning of the parade - so get there early to get your flag.

There will also be two F-22 Raptors from Langley AFB VA fly over the parade at the beginning. They will fly down Jefferson Street over the Wells Fargo Tower at a very low altitude.

You also have the chance to thank a veteran in person, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Roanoke Market Building, where a number of veterans from the Salem VA will be attendance.

For more information on the parade and the day’s events, visit