Parade planned for Veterans Day in downtown Columbus

Published 11:50 am Thursday, September 28, 2023

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The Polk County Veterans Association (American Legion Post 250 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9116) will be hosting the Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, November 11, 2023, the National Holiday.

The parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. at Park Street (Bubbles Car Wash) and proceed southwest on E. Mills Street through downtown Columbus, turning left on Courthouse Street and left on Ward Street to the Veterans Park where a Veterans Day Ceremony will be conducted, beginning immediately after the parade.

The volunteers organizing the event have been hard at work preparing for this year’s parade and will be sending participation application forms to all groups that participated in previous years.  

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If you have not received an application for participation and would like to be a part of this year’s parade, please contact the Parade Participation Chairman, D. Michael Collins at (864) 230-9806 or email You can also visit and click on the Polk County Veterans Pages to print a copy of the application and waiver forms, and mail them to the Patriots Salute to Veterans Association at PO Box 654, Columbus, NC 28722. Forms can also be emailed to


Submitted by D. Michael Collins, PCVA President