The Connecticut Veterans Parade kicks off at 12:30 p.m. in downtown Hartford Sunday.
Nearly 30,000 veterans are expected to march, including those from past conflicts and active soldiers.
A variety of veterans groups, patriotic commissions, towns, drill teams, school bands and elected officials will march to salute veterans. Various food trucks will be available for spectators to grab a bite.
The parade is the largest in New England and one of the largest in the country.
Before the parade there will be a wreath-laying ceremony to honor those who have passed away. The parade starts at 12:30 p.m. at Buckingham and Washington Streets near the Capitol building and marches along Bushnell Park.
The parade will also include a moment of silence to remember those who gave their lives.
The event is organized by a nonprofit collaboration of veterans’ groups, corporations, local municipalities, businesses and civic organizations, with assistance from the CT National Guard.
For more information visit the Connecitcut Veterans Parade website.
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