vetsparadeIn our house, Veterans Day has always been a big deal, could be that I am daughter of a proud Army Vet.  Never the less, Veterans Day is about Honoring those who have served, fought, and protected our freedom.  When my oldest child Lesse was just a toddler I began my quest to teach her how important honoring our Veterans is, it has now became a family fun event for us, and an annual holiday we look forward to. 

Our favorite Veterans Day event is the annual Veterans Day Parade in our hometown Jackson, Missouri.  The parade is small, but put together with love, support, and tons of community effort.  Jackson’s annual Veterans Day Parade is Sunday November 12 at 4 pm, parade runs up Oklahoma Street to West Main, great places to catch the parade is in front of the Court House, Regions Bank, or High Street. For complete information on this parade, call the Jackson, Missouri Chamber of Commerce at 573-243-8131.

Now as much as we would love everyone to come visit us for the Annual Veterans Day Parade, we know that you cannot….maybe next year.  However, it is just your luck I have done a bit of research and I have a list of 2012 Veterans Day Parades in Missouri.  

SW Missouri Veterans Day Parade  on November 10, 2012 join Springfield Missouri as they honor and pay respect to all Veterans with a parade at 10am in their downtown area. 

St Louis Missouri’s 2012 Veterans Day Parade kicks off at noon on Saturday November 10, 2012.  Their parade begins at Tucker and Chestnut, and then ends on 20th street.

Mark Twain’s beloved Hannibal Missouri will be honoring our Veterans on November 10 with a parade at 11 am.  For more information on this parade, please call 573-822-9880

Joplin Missouri hosts their 25th annual Veterans Day Parade with a special theme this year of “Joplin in Rebuilding Thanks to the Citizens of Joplin and Veterans throughout the USA.  The Joplin parade is Saturday November 10 at 10 am beginning at Main Street in Joplin and concluding at Memorial Hall.    

Waynesville and St. Robert Missouri invites everyone out on November 11 to help them honor out Veterans with a special ceremony in Waynesville City Park followed with a parade starting at 2:30 pm.

The City of Florissant Missouri invites folks out on Sunday November 11 at 1 pm for their annual Veterans Parade & Presentation. The parade begins at the corner of St. Charles and St Francois, and goes ease on St. François.  This parade is expected to be outstanding with over 70 units participating including military vehicles, drum corps, marching bands, and much more.  

Branson’s 79th Annual Veterans Day Parade marches through the Historic Downtown Branson on the 11th hour of the eleventh day of the 11th month”.  Branson not only holds their annual Veterans Day Parade, but they also have a full week of Veterans Homecoming Events and is known to be one of the nation’s biggest Veterans Homecoming celebrations. 

Have a Happy Veterans Day and to all our Veterans wherever you are we appreciate, honor, and salute you!

~Becky

Becky is the Missouri Traveling Mom, she also writes her family blog Adventures Among Us.  You can follow Becky on Twitter @BeckyAdventure or on Facebook as Adventures Among Us

Disclosure:  Photo provided by Branson Missouri’s CVB.