The 3rd Annual Philadelphia Veterans Parade

Vietnam Veterans of America

Photo Credit: Patrick J. Hughes

The Philadelphia Veterans Parade held the annual Parade honoring the sacrifices of our Veterans in the tri-state region, on Sunday, November 5th. The parade kicked off at 12:30 pm from JFK Blvd and North 16th Street. The parade route continued around City Hall, heading east on Market Street and ended at North 5th Street for the Veterans Festival.

This year’s notable attendees included The United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs, David Shulkin, Grand Marshal, Colonel Joe Marm, the only living Medal of Honor recipient from Pennsylvania, and last year’s Grand Marshal, Tuskegee Airman Gene Richardson. Mayor Jim Kenney, Congressman Bob Brady, Congressman Dwight Evans and City Council President Darrell L. Clarke were also in attendance, along with several elected officials showing support for area veterans.