Parades salute veterans

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - People are lining the streets in places such as downtown Savannah and Beaufort for ceremonies to salute veterans.

WTOC-TV and will be broadcasting the Veterans Day parade starting at 10:30 a.m. The parade starts at 10 a.m.

Bill Chambers will serve as the grand marshal in this year's parade. He's a marine corps veteran.

The parade will feature more than 100 entries, including high school bands, JROTC bands, the United Services organization and buses full of World War II veterans.

The parade will also include about 200 3rd Infantry Division soldiers and Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Phillips.

Beaufort County will honor military service men and women with its annual Veterans Day parade.

Beaufort County's parade kicks off at 9:30 a.m. on Boundary Street. The grand marshal for this year's parade will be World War II and Purple Heart recipient Robert Waldrop. The Parris Island Marine Corps band will also perform.

After the parade, Beaufort County's annual Veterans Day ceremony will take place at Beaufort National Cemetery. It starts at 11 a.m. The first veterans art show will be displayed.

This year's keynote speaker is Brig. Gen. Frederick Padilla, commander of the Parris Island Marine Corps Recruitment Depot.

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