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The City of Albany's Veterans Day Parade

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Mayor Kathy Sheehan and the City of Albany Joint Veterans Committee are pleased to announce that the annual Veterans Day Parade will again take place in the City of Albany at 11:00 am on Thursday, November 11, 2021.

The Veterans Day Parade Committee, which consists of Veteran organizations throughout the Capital District, have chosen to hold this year’s parade in honor the Veterans of the Global War on Terrorism, Iraq and Afghanistan Wars. Any of these Veterans marching this year will be leading the parade along with the Gold Star Families at the request of the American Gold Star Mothers and Families.

The Parade route begins at the corner of Ontario Street and Central Avenue and participants will march east on Central Avenue, then east on Washington Avenue ending at the corner of Washington Avenue and Hawk Street, just east of the NYS Education Building. As always, the NYS Education Building steps will serve as the reviewing stand.

In the event of severe weather, a ceremony will be conducted in the City Hall Rotunda. Masks will be required in City Hall should the event be moved indoors.

The American Gold Star Mothers and Families will host a wreath laying at Our Lady of Peace in Memorial Grove on the corner of New Scotland Avenue and South Lake Avenue on Veterans Day at 9:30 am prior to the Parade.

Advisory - Parking Restrictions and Road Closures for Thursday's Veterans Day Parade

Parking Restrictions (8:00 am to 2:00 pm):

  • Washington Avenue, both sides between South Swan Street and North Hawk Street.
  • Central Avenue, both sides from Partridge Street to Ontario Street.

Road Closures (10:00 am to 2:00 pm):

  • Central Avenue between Manning Boulevard and Washington Avenue.
  • Washington Avenue between Central Avenue and Eagle Street.
  • All intersecting roadways to and from the above streets will be closed and cross traffic diverted around the parade route.

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