Veterans Day Parade 2016
Veterans Day ceremonies in the City of Portland on Friday, November 11th, began with the Veterans Day parade from Longfellow Square to City Hall at 10:30 a.m. The parade was followed by a wreath laying ceremony at City Hall at 11:00 a.m.
The Harold T. Andrews Post 17, American Legion, hosted the Veterans Day parade and wreath laying ceremony. The parade began at Longfellow Square at 10:30 a.m. and proceed down Congress Street ending at City Hall Plaza at approximately 11:00 a.m.
Shouts of “Thank you for your service,” followed the veterans and others as they proceeded down Congress Street on a balmy November morning.
Guest speakers at the wreath laying ceremony included Ernest Shorey, Andrews Post 17, American Legion, Master of Ceremonies. Also speaking was Portland Mayor Ethan Strimling. And Reverend William Doughty provided the Invocation and Benediction.