Military veterans are invited to sign-up for Lawrence’s 2022 Veterans Day Parade

photo by: Mike Yoder

A group of veterans visit before participating in the Lawrence Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, in downtown Lawrence.

Douglas County veterans and Gold Star families are invited to sign-up for Lawrence’s 2022 Veterans Day Parade.

The parade will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12 in Downtown Lawrence. Parade participants will gather outside of the Black Stag Brewery, 623 Massachusetts Street, starting at 10 a.m. Participants can walk the six-block parade route or ride on a float specific to their service.

The parade ends at 12:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the Douglas County Judicial and Law Enforcement Center, or just south of the courthouse.

Military veterans can sign up now until the day of the event but anyone needing special accommodations should contact the Lawrence Veterans Day Parade Association (LVDPA) in advance, said chairperson Michael Kelly. Floats will be made of hay bales on the back of trailers and require a few steps up to get on board, he said.

The Grand Marshal for this year’s parade is Warren Corman who is a WWII Navy “Seabees” veteran. Corman is also a longtime University of Kansas architect and is the last living member of the architecture team that designed Allen Fieldhouse, Kelly said.

Sign up at veteransday-lawrence.org or people interested in participating or sponsoring the event may call or text 785-576-3765.

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