“The Parade with a Purpose” – the annual Douglas County Veterans Day Lighted Parade – will again make its way through Douglasville to honor our veterans, active military, reserves and US Flag on the night of Veterans Day, Friday, November 11th.
The unique parade presents the opportunity for Douglas County residents to say “thank you” to those who have obtained and preserved our freedoms. Veterans groups, military and reserve units, and JROTC units have been invited to participate in the annual event, the only known nighttime lighted Veterans Day Parade in the Nation. Other entries may now make application to participate.
Any veteran who wishes to be in the parade is invited to do so. If the veterans wishes to enter a vehicle, he/she just needs to register. The parade will feature a trolley in which any active military, reserve or veteran can ride. No reservations are necessary.
All parade units “light themselves up” for the night parade even though it proceeds along lit streets. The parade steps off at 7 p.m. from Douglas County High School; proceeds north on Campbellton Street; west on Church Street; and then south on Bowden, Woodrow and Campbellton Streets back to the high school. A performance area for bands and drill teams has been designated on Campbellton Street between Spring and Church Streets.
All parade units are required to honor and salute the US Flag, veterans, reserves and/or active military. No exceptions are allowed. Businesses and organizations are welcome to be in the parade. Logos may be displayed; however, each entry must meet the parade purpose, and no promotional materials for the business or organization may be distributed. No political candidates, signage or campaigning is allowed in the parade. This is “The Parade with a Purpose” – and that purpose is patriotism.