Saturday, November 14, 2015

Veterans Day Parade in Savannah

We kept hearing on TV about the Veterans Day Parade coming up, so at the last minute we decided to get up early Wednesday morning and drive into Savannah to watch the parade.  We were told that traffic would be bad, and parking nearly impossible, but we didn't have any trouble at all.

The drive into downtown was easy, and we found a metered spot in the historic district just a few blocks off the parade route.  The parade hadn't started yet, so we went to an area near the beginning and staked out a spot on the curb . . . we should have brought chairs!

The parade got started . . . and continued for about 2 hours!  We couldn't believe how long it was!

The Parade Grand Marshal was in front,

followed by the Knights of Columbus.

There were marching bands from just about every high school in the area,

followed by each of their Junior ROTC groups -- Army, Navy, and Air Force!

There were multiple veterans groups in a variety of vehicles,

Some more interesting than others!!


By the time the parade ended, we were getting pretty hungry (Bryce was starving!!), so we made our way back through the historic district to the car . . . with just a slight detour through several squares to try to find the bus stop from Forrest Gump.

We managed to find the right square . . . but there's no bench there anymore . . . Bryce was disappointed!

As we walked, I was enjoying the beautiful day, and practicing my photography skills . . . there are so many things to photograph in the historic area!

Historic architecture,

Interesting characteristics,

and beautiful old buildings.

It was a beautiful day for a parade and exploring the historic area of Savannah!


  1. What a lovely parade! I could almost hear the music and marching sounds of the boots!

    KarenInTheWoods and Steveio
    (our Blog) RVing: The USA Is Our Big Backyard

  2. If you have the time take one of the trolley tours. The guides can tell you things that you probably won't find online and you can get off at stops along the route and get back on all day. Look for the Dueling Cemetery. It's history will surprise you.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.


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