Sat, Nov 13 | Fort Smith

Participate with the Fort Smith Museum of History in the Fort Chaffee Veterans Day Parade!

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Participate with the Fort Smith Museum of History in the Fort Chaffee Veterans Day Parade!

Time & Location

Nov 13, 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Fort Smith, Fort Chaffee, Fort Smith, AR 72916, USA

About the Event

In years past, the Fort Smith Museum of History has had the honor of participating in the Veterans Day Parade at Fort Chaffee. The parade is back after a cancellation in 2020 due to COVID precautions and we are excited to to participate again on November 13, 2021. Over the years, we have asked local veterans to ride along on our float, pictured above, as a way to honor our many military heroes. We have been fortunate that so many have responded and look forward to another year of engagement in the meaningful works marking this important day. If you are a veteran, or know a veteran you think would like to ride on the Fort Smith Museum of History's Veterans Day float, we would like to invite you, and/or them, to join the Fort Smith Museum of History for this important and fun event. Please RSVP by calling 479-783-7841, emailing info@fortsmithmuseum.com or reach out to Caroline Speir, FSMH Executive Director at caroline.speir@fortsmithmuseum.com. Joining us that day will be Mayor McGill, himself a veteran of the Vietnam War.

What you need to know: Date: Saturday, November 13, 2021 Location: Fort Chaffee (7313 Terry St., Fort Smith) Arrival: 11:15 am (to board the float) Line-Up for the Parade: 11:30 am Parade begins: 12:00 pm Parade ends: (approx) 1:00 pm

*As the day nears, the Fort Smith Museum of History will be in touch with participating veterans to share further detail information about exact meeting location to board the float.

Information below for those that would like to arrive early and enjoy the other festivities.

10:00-1:00 - Chaffee Barbershop Museum parking lot (7313 Terry St., Fort Smith) - Veteran information booths, vendors, food trucks, flu shots, etc.

10:00 - Veteran Honors Ceremony – Chaffee Crossing Veterans Memorial 1. Presentation of medals to veterans by U.S. Senator John Boozman’s staff 2. Recognition of three local veterans being inducted into the Arkansas Veterans Hall of Fame 3. Recognition of POWs/MIAs 4. Recognition of community volunteers

11:15 - Board your participating float 11:30 - Parade participants must be at their floats lined up, ready to go! 12:00 - Parade begins 1:00 (approx.) - Event concludes *Participants may throw candy during the parade.

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