5 Veterans Day events in Mobile you need to know about

Veterans Day Events In Mobile
Participants of the 2020 Veterans Day Parade. Photo via the Mobile Bay Area Veterans Day Commission’s website

Not sure how to celebrate your local veterans this Thursday? Luckily for you, we’ve rounded up 5 Veterans Day events in Mobile for you and your family to enjoy.

1. Attend the Veterans Parade

Veterans Day Events In Mobile
The annual Veterans Day parade is a must-see. Photo via Mobile Bay Area Veterans Day Commission’s website

No Veterans Day celebration is complete without a Veterans Day parade! Mobile’s annual Veterans Parade will be held downtown.

The parade will begin at the Civic Center, travel down Canal Street, turn onto Government Street and return to the Civic Center from Government Street.

Veterans Day Events In Mobile
Map of the route for the Veterans day parade. Photo via the Mobile Bay Area Veterans Day Commission’s website

2. Check out the Battleship Park’s Parade of Flags

Veterans Day Events In Mobile
Local fourth graders present the parade of flags this year. Photo via Mobile Bay Area Veterans Day Commission’s website

The USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park’s own Veterans Day celebrations involve many different members of the community.

Keynote speaker is Destiny Kluck, the Distinguished Young Woman of America for 2021. Other events include the Parade of Flags by local fourth graders, music, the presentation of Veterans Day essays and, of course, special recognition of local veterans.

3. Enjoy a Veterans Day concert

Veterans Day Events In Mobile
Photo via USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park on Facebook.

Looking for a Veterans Day event in Mobile that the whole family can enjoy? Be sure to head to the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park to catch their free, annual Veterans Day Concert.

The Mobile Symphonic Pops Orchestra will be performing a heartfelt collection of patriotic music and a special salute to Mobile’s veterans.

4. Honor local veterans with a special luncheon

Want to honor two local heroes on your lunch break? The 2021 Veterans Day Luncheon hosted by the Mobile Bay Area Veterans Day Commission is the perfect choice for you.

The luncheon will recognize and honor the 2021 Patriot of the Year, Bradley Byrne, and the 2021 Mobile Veteran of the Year, retired Master Gunnery Sergeant Cynthia House.

5. Donate Blood in honor of a veteran

Veterans Day Events In Mobile
Photo via USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park’s website

What better way to celebrate Veterans day than giving a donation that could save a life in the honor of those who risked their lives for us?

If you’re at least 16 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds, make sure to attend LifeSouth Community Blood Center’s annual Veterans day blood drive (you’ll get a neat gift for your donation).

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