Oct. 30—Brunswick will host its annual Brunswick Veterans Day Parade on Nov. 5, which is one of the oldest Veterans Day parades in the country.
Festivities kick off with an opening ceremony at 1 p.m. featuring keynote speaker retired U.S. Marine Corps Major General James W. Lukeman. General Lukeman, who now serves as the president and CEO of the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, commanded the 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines and served as the Assistant Chief of Staff for the 1st Marine Division in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
The parade will start at 2 p.m. and will include approximately 100 parade entries, ranging from marching bands, such as Brunswick High School, to veterans and military groups. Numerous fire trucks, antique vehicles, youth and community organizations will also participate. The parade's emcee will be Navy veteran and Frederick Chamber of Commerce CEO Rick Weldon.
World War II Veteran Carl Felton will serve as the honorary parade marshal for this year's parade.
After the parade, attendees are encouraged to attend a reception at American Legion Post 96 in Brunswick. Food and beverages will be provided at no charge.
For more information, check out the Brunswick Veteran's Day Parade's Facebook page.