MONTGOMERY – The City of Montgomery will host the second annual Veterans Day Celebration Nov. 11 with a concert and parade that will honor the men and women who have served and are currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.
The celebration will begin at 10 a.m. on the front steps of the State Capitol with a patriotic concert performed by the Capitol Sounds Concert Band and Chorus. The special tribute will include remarks by Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange, Gov. Robert Bentley and other distinguished guests.
After the concert, events will continue at 11 a.m. with an F-16 flyover by the Air National Guard’s 187th Fighter Wing followed by a Veterans Day parade along Dexter Avenue. Lt. Gen. Charles “Chick” Cleveland, USAF (Ret.), will serve as the parade’s Grand Marshal. Cleveland, who retired from the Air Force in 1984, is a West Point graduate, former commander of Air University and a Korean War jet fighter ace.