CLEVELAND — The Annual Cleveland Veterans Day ceremony kicked off on Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Rotunda of Cleveland City Hall. The parade began at 12:30 p.m.
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The parade began on Lakeside Avenue in front of Cleveland City Hall, proceeded east to East 9th Street, right to Superior Avenue, through the east side of Public Square and concluded on Ontario to Lakeside. The parade lasted for about an hour.
Outgoing Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and Rear Admiral Michael J. Johnson, commander of the 9th Coast Guard District, are honorees in the parade, which included representatives from Cleveland police, fire and EMS, veteran organizations, the Shaw High marching band, the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland’s baseball team, and other local organizations and businesses.
The public was encouraged to show support for our veterans by attending and by displaying American flags along the parade route.