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Inaugural Palm Bay Veterans Day Parade Scheduled for November 9

Post Date:10/16/2019 8:54 AM
The City of Palm Bay along with the American Legion Post 117 will host the Inaugural Palm Bay Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, November 9 beginning at 9 a.m. Participants and spectators alike are invited to help honor our veterans and their families.  

The parade will start at City Hall at 9 a.m. and head east on Malabar Road to Emerson Drive.  It will then head south on Emerson and end at Doat Street SE.   There will be viewing areas for the public in the median of Malabar Road as well as along the sidewalk on the south side of Malabar Rd.  

Malabar Road will be completely closed, in both directions, from Emerson Drive to Minton Road, and Emerson Drive will be closed between Malabar and Jupiter Boulevard.  The estimated time of the parade ending is 11 a.m.  The roads will re-open as soon as barriers and pedestrians are cleared from the roadway and clean-up is complete.

The American Legion Post 117, located at 189 Veterans Dr SE, will host a Veterans Picnic following the parade.  There will be guest speakers, including U.S. Congressman Bill Posey, Brigadier General Douglas A. Schiess, Sherriff Wayne Ivey, American Legion National Executive Committeeman Dennis Boland, and other local officials.  1986 Daytona 500 winner Geoff Bodine will show his 2010 Olympic Gold Medal bobsled.  There will also be food and entertainment.  The public is invited to attend.

Area businesses and organizations are encouraged to participate in the parade and support our veterans.  For information about having an entry in the parade or for more parade info, call the Tony Rosa Community Center at (321) 952-3443 or email

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