PHOTOS: Veterans Day parade in San Francisco

PHOTOS: Veterans Day parade in San Francisco

Bands, drill teams, military vehicles and floats will made their way through downtown San Francisco on Friday morning to honor the country's 26 million veterans in the annual Veterans Day Parade.

Click on the photo to the right to see pictures from Friday's parade.

The holiday is observed on the 11th day of November and the parade kicked off at 11 a.m. — the same day and time that World War I concluded in 1918 on what was originally known as Armistice Day.

According to parade officials, the parade paid special tribute to the 70th anniversary of World War II and the 10th anniversary of the Afghanistan War.

Charles Morse, 93, a World War II veteran who served in the Marines, servde as the parade's grand marshal. It was the 92nd San Francisco Veterans Day Parade.

Bay Area NewsLocal

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

 

PHOTOS: Veterans Day parade in San Francisco

PHOTOS: Veterans Day parade in San Francisco

The annual Veterans Day parade was held in San Francisco on Friday. (All:Joseph Schell/Special to The Examiner)

The annual Veterans Day parade was held in San Francisco on Friday. (All:Joseph Schell/Special to The Examiner)

PHOTOS: Veterans Day parade in San Francisco

PHOTOS: Veterans Day parade in San Francisco

Just Posted

U.S. Attorney David Anderson announces federal firearms charges against two men for their roles in a March 2019 shooting outside the Fillmore Heritage Center in a news conference alongside SFPD staff at the Phillip Burton Federal Building on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Departing U.S. attorney predicts corruption probe will continue

David Anderson shook up City Hall as top federal prosecutor

Board of Supervisors President Shamann Walton, a former school board member, has been asked to help secure an agreement between the school district and teacher’s union. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
 <ins></ins>
Supervisor Walton tapped to mediate teacher contract talks

District and union at odds over hours in-person students should be in the classroom

California is set to receive supplies of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which is still under review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. (Courtesy photo)
California could receive 380K doses of new J&J COVID vaccine next week

California could receive 380,300 doses of the new Johnson & Johnson vaccine… Continue reading

Disability advocates protested outside the home of San Francisco Health Officer Tomas Aragon. (Courtesy Brooke Anderson)
Vaccine rollout plan for people with disabilities remains deeply flawed

On February 13, disability activists paid a visit to the house of… Continue reading

A Bay Area Concrete Recycling facility that opened on PG&E property in 2019. Former PG&E employees have been accused of accepting bribes from Bay Area Concrete. (Courtesy of Bay Area Concrete Recycling via ProPublica)
Lawsuit reveals new allegations against PG&E contractor accused of fraud

By Scott Morris Bay City News Foundation Utility giant Pacific Gas &… Continue reading

Most Read