Historic Leavenworth Veteran's Day Parade set for Monday

World War II veterans, at the reviewing stand at the Leavenworth County Veterans Day Parade, stand after saluting a color guard in the parade in downtown Leavenworth on Friday, Nov. 11. Pictured are, from left, retired Army Lt. Col. Harry Davis of Leavenworth; retired Army Col. B.B. Albert Jr. of Parkville, Mo. (who served in the Navy during WWII); and retired Air Force Lt. Col. Bill Adams of rural Leavenworth. Many parade participants stopped in front of the stand to thank the veterans there for their service. Enlarge photo

November 4, 2013, 9:38 a.m. Updated: 4 November 2013, 9:38 a.m.

An event tabbed as the oldest Veterans Day observation in the nation and largest parade west of the Mississippi River will take place Monday in downtown Leavenworth.

The annual Leavenworth County Veterans Day Parade will start at 10:30 a.m. in downtown Leavenworth.

Staging is to start at 9 a.m.

Grand Marshal for the 94th Leavenworth County Veterans Day Observance will be Lt. Gen. Ronnie D. Hawkins Jr. He is director of the Defense Information Systems Agency in Fort Meade, Md.

The parade will start at Fourth and Cherokee streets and wind through downtown, eventually ending near Hay Market Square.

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