Contact: David Galin
ALBANY, NY – Mayor Kathy Sheehan and the City of Albany Joint Veterans Committee are pleased to announce that the annual Veterans Day Parade will take place in the City of Albany at 11:00 am on Friday, November 11, 2022.
Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan said, “I am looking forward to this annual tradition and the opportunity to participate in this event to appropriately recognize our Veterans and celebrate their service to our nation.”
The Veterans Day Parade Committee, which consists of Veteran organizations throughout the Capital District, have named John LaFalce, U.S. Navy Vietnam Veteran Grand Marshal of this year’s Veterans Day Parade. He will be leading the parade along with the Gold Star Families at the request of the American Gold Star Mothers and Families.
U.S. Army 1SG Retired and Chairman of Joint Veterans Committee Mark Rosenzweig said, “This is an important opportunity to show honor and respect for all those who have and are currently serving. When you see a Veteran or Service Member remember to say ‘Thank You for your service.’ ”
The Parade route begins at the corner of Ontario Street and Central Avenue and participants will march east on Central Avenue, then east on Washington Avenue ending at the corner of Washington Avenue and Hawk Street, just east of the NYS Education Building. As always, the NYS Education Building steps will serve as the reviewing stand.
In the event of severe weather, a ceremony will be conducted in the City Hall Rotunda.
The American Gold Star Mothers and Families will host a wreath laying at Our Lady of Peace in Memorial Grove on the corner of New Scotland Avenue and South Lake Avenue on Veterans Day at 9:30 am prior to the Parade.