Aurora Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony
Nov 11, 2018 | 10:15 AM - 01:00 PM
Downtown Aurora | 23 E. Downer Pl. | Aurora, IL 60505 | 630.256.3370
Nov 11, 2018
10:15 AM - 01:00 PM
23 E. Downer Pl.
Aurora, IL 60505
The City of Aurora, with support from the Aurora Veterans Advisory Council, will host the annual Veterans Day Parade beginning at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, November 11, 2018.
During the ceremony, veterans Mayor Richard C. Irvin, State Representative Linda Chapa LaVia, State Representative Stephanie Kifowit and other guests will pay tribute to fellow veterans. They will be joined by Captain Anna Gonzales, the acting Regional Health Administrator for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Region 5. In commemoration of the end of World War 1 and the signing of the armistice on the 11th day of the 11th month at the 11th hour, the traditional military rifle salute will commence at 11 a.m. In tribute to the centennial of this historic Armistice of November 11, 1918, the City will join the national Bells of Peace initiative and toll a bell during the same time. The parade will step off from the corner of Broadway and Benton Street, travel north on Broadway, then west on Downer Place to the Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall, 23 E. Downer, where the ceremony will take place.