Montgomery County, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County Veterans Day Parade will take place on Saturday, November 9th, with pre-parade ceremonies set for 9:00am in front of the historic courthouse (south side) on Third Street in Downtown Clarksville.
The keynote speaker is U.S. Army retired Colonel Rob Salome, who now serves as the Director of Strategy and Leadership Development for Solutions 21, a nationwide consulting firm.
This year’s Veterans Day parade theme is “Salute to Veterans Service Organizations.”
The Parade will begin at 10:00am at the corner of North Eighth Street and College Street, next to the Sundquist Science Building at Austin Peay State University (APSU), with the reviewing stand at the Third Street side of the courthouse. The parade will proceed from College Street left onto University Avenue, right onto Main Street, left onto Third Street, left onto Commerce Street, left onto University Avenue, right onto Franklin Street, left onto Eight Street and back to the APSU parking area.
This year’s Veterans Day Parade coincides with Austin Peay State University’s Homecoming weekend – an occurrence that happens only once every five years. Due to the timing, there is increased participation with more than 150 entries signed up in this year’s parade.
“The Veterans Day Parade is a major event for our community that provides an excellent opportunity to honor our military veterans. I hope to see thousands of people lining the streets to celebrate our veterans,” said VSO Director Andrew Kester.
For more information, contact the Montgomery County Veterans Service Organization at 931.553.5173. Parade entry forms for veterans groups and other local organizations, as well as route maps, can be picked up at the office between 8:00am and 4:30pm, Monday – Friday, or by e-mail request to
Parade entries will be accepted through Friday, November 1st.