Veteran's Day

Dozens of units, 100 wounded warriors to be honored in annual parade

online@thestate.comOctober 30, 2012 

— Veterans from across South Carolina, especially Vietnam-era veterans, are being honored by the City of Columbia at this year's Veteran's Day Parade planned Nov. 12.

The annual event – this is the 34th year – will focus on Vietnam vets and includes more than 70 units. About 100 veterans from the Wounded Warrior Project also will be in attendance.

The parade begins at 11 a.m. at Sumter and Laurel streets. It will travel north on Sumter Street and end at Pendleton Street near the State House.

Around 10:30 a.m., the Columbia Chamber of Commerce will conduct a recognition ceremony at Washington and Sumter streets.

Free parking will be offered by the City of Columbia at the Sumter Street parking garage until 3 p.m. The parade is hosted by City of Columbia Parks and Recreation and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina.

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