Russellville’s annual Veterans Day parade will be held on Monday, November 11th at 4 p.m.

Veterans Day is a time for us to pay our respects to those who have served. For one day, we stand united in respect for our veterans. The holiday started as a day to reflect upon the heroism of those who died in our country's service and was originally called Armistice Day. It fell on November 11 because that is the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. However, in 1954, the holiday was changed to "Veterans Day" in order to account for all veterans in all wars.

On Veterans Day, we celebrate and honor America’s Veterans for their patriotism, love of country and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.

Everyone is invited and encouraged to show your patriotism by bringing flags, making signs and attending this year’s parade to show our appreciation and to honor all Veterans.

The parade will begin at the intersection of Jonesboro Avenue  and West Main Street at 4 p.m. The parade will proceed east on West Main continuing to Commerce Street. The parade route will then continue on North Commerce Avenue to West “C” Street through the area of the Russellville Train Depot.

If you have questions, please contact Rick Smith, Event Coordinator at Humphrey Funeral Home or contact him by phone at (479) 968-4411.