The annual Veterans on Parade hosted by the West Baton Rouge Convention and Visitors Bureau will roll on Sunday, November 6th, 2022 at 1:30 PM. This traditional Port Allen parade was the first parade honoring veterans in south Louisiana and is a tribute to all veterans who have served and all military who are currently serving our country. Placement on floats will be made available in advance for any veteran wishing to ride in the parade. For anyone wishing to watch the parade, the Museum will open early at 12:00 PM for parade goers to step inside for tours while waiting for the parade’s arrival.
For veterans who would like to watch the parade, a special covered seating area will be available on the lawn of the Museum. The general public is also welcome to line the street in front of the museum or watch the parade from our grounds.
The parade will conclude at the West Baton Rouge Museum with a special Veterans Memorial Ceremony honoring all veterans and the 2022 Parade Grand Marshalls. Following the ceremony, all visitors and special guests will be invited to enjoy a reception and an exhibit featuring personal military artifacts belonging to the 2022 Grand Marshalls, Henry Russell Eidson, Jr., Harold C. Hill, Jr. “Coley”, and Calvin Howard McClinton, Sr. The parade, tours, ceremony and festivities that follow are FREE and open to the public.