Mayor Andrew J. Ginther
City Hall 2nd Floor
90 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Office : 614-645-7671
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2012 Veterans Day Ceremony and Parade

City of Columbus to celebrate and welcome home the Iraq War Veterans at the 2012 Veterans Day Ceremony and Parade.

Special Events Planned For November 9th

The City of Columbus continues its 200th Birthday Celebration with the Sixteenth Annual Columbus Veterans Day Parade a full day dedicated to our Veterans. The Veterans Day Parade is nationally recognized as one of our nation’s biggest parades by the Department of Defense.

The Annual City of Columbus Veterans Day Parade, sponsored by the Military/Veterans Educational Foundation (MilVets), will kickoff at noon, November 9, 2012, starting at Nationwide Plaza and North High Street, proceeding south on High Street, turning west on Broad St. and disbanding at Veterans Memorial. All participation and events are free and open to the public.

Activities on November 9, 2012 will include:

1. City of Columbus Annual Ceremony in observance of Veterans Day, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. in City Council Chambers-90 W. Broad St, 2nd Floor. Our Keynote speaker will be Dr. Peter Mansoor, Colonel, U.S. Army (Retired). Dr. Mansoor is the General Raymond Mason Chair of Military History at the Ohio State University and he served in Iraq as the executive officer to General David Petraeus, the Commanding General of Multi-National Force-Iraq.

2. Sixteenth Annual Columbus Veterans Day Parade, organized by MILVETS, steps off at noon. This year we celebrate and welcome home the Iraq War Veterans!

Bring a TOY! Come celebrate, salute and bring the kids to see the arrival of SANTA. The Lima Company Marines will be collecting Toys for Tots all along the parade route!

Veterans Day Ceremony and Parade

Ceremony at City Hall’s City Council Chambers

Friday, November 9, 2012
Special Music begins at 10:15 a.m.
Veterans Day Ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m.
Parade kicks off at Noon from Nationwide Blvd.