The City of Baton Rouge is hosting the Capital Region Veteran's Parade sponsored by the Mayor-President's Advisory Council on Veteran's Affairs in downtown on Saturday, November 16, 2019. The parade will run down River Road starting in front of the Pentagon Barracks and ending at the USS Kidd. The parade will honor the service, sacrifices and selflessness of our veterans.
We are blessed and fortunate as a city to honor three one-hundred-year-old World War II Veterans – Warrant Officer Johnnie A. Jones Sr., Corporal Leon Dixon Sr., and the oldest World War II Veteran in the United States: Private First-Class Lawrence Brooks. There will be live music by Jonathan Boogie Long, food vendors and cold beverages as well as speakers to include General Russell Honoré and Mayor Sharon Weston-Broome.
At high noon, raise your eyes to the sky! Flying high over head two F-15C's from the Louisiana Air National Guard 159th of New Orleans will streak over the crowds at the Capital Regions Veteran Parade!