Veterans Day Parade starts at 2 p.m. today

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The AMVETS Post 189, led by Joe Sylvester, plays ‘Taps’ at the VA Veterans Day Ceremony Friday in Plains Township. Aimee Dilger | Times Leader The AMVETS Post 189, led by Joe Sylvester, plays ‘Taps’ at the VA Veterans Day Ceremony Friday in Plains Township. - Aimee Dilger | Times Leader

KINGSTON — One of the region’s most solemn and beloved annual traditions takes place today.

The 2019 Wyoming Valley Veterans Day Parade is set to begin promptly at 2 p.m. from the corner of Rutter Avenue and Market Street in Kingston.

It will proceed east on Market Street, across the Market Street Bridge into Wilkes-Barre and around Public Square, where the units will disband on North Main Street.

This year’s Grand Marshall is Army National Guard Master Sgt. John Paul Karpovich, a Hunlock Creek resident who is well known for his many years of involvement with veterans’ causes, including the Wyoming Valley Veterans Day Parade Committee.

Also, this year’s parade will honor Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) and Chief Petty Officers (CPOs).

Veterans Day, Nov. 11, honors those who have served in the nation’s armed forces. Originally known as Armistice Day, it also marks the date on which the armistice ending fighting in World War I was signed in 1918.

The Times Leader will have full coverage of the parade in Monday’s edition, which will include a special 32-page section saluting America’s veterans. It will include stories from Northeastern Pennsylvania veterans and their families, as well as profiles of veteran-owned businesses.

The AMVETS Post 189, led by Joe Sylvester, plays ‘Taps’ at the VA Veterans Day Ceremony Friday in Plains Township.
https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/web1_TTL110919VA4.jpgThe AMVETS Post 189, led by Joe Sylvester, plays ‘Taps’ at the VA Veterans Day Ceremony Friday in Plains Township. Aimee Dilger | Times Leader

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