Old Soldiers Day Parade

  • August 3, 2019


9:15 a.m. Band / 10:00 a.m. Program / 10:30 a.m. Parade

 

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 VIEWING FOR THE PARADE

  The City of Alpharetta and American Legion Post 201 hosts
  the Annual Old Soldiers Day Parade. The parade honors
  our country’s war veterans and recognizes their service
  to our country. The City band will begin on Roswell St at
  9:15 a.m., the Memorial service at 10:00 a.m. and the
  parade begins at 10:30 a.m. The parade ends at American
  Legion Post 201 on Wills Road where there will be free
  Varsity hotdogs, drinks and plenty of activities.



HISTORY OF THE PARADE

The Old Soldiers Day Parade began years ago as a tribute to veterans of the war between the states, but was discontinued after a few years. Twenty-eight years later, in 1952, a small group of men in Alpharetta re-dedicated Old Soldiers Day Parade in Alpharetta and started having a parade through downtown Alpharetta. Thanks to these few men and their belief in keeping this memorable tradition alive, this parade has become an annual celebration to all veterans of all wars.

Along with the program and parade, this celebration will also feature floats, High School bands, entertainment, children’s activities, and prizes. Free hot dogs and soft drinks will be available at the American Legion at 201 Wills Road, at the conclusion of the parade. With so much to celebrate, take this day to recognize the living memory of all veterans of war.

THE PARADE IS A RAIN OR SHINE EVENT!

For more information call 678-297-6000 or email braymond@alpharetta.ga.us