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City of Cleveland Veterans Day Parade cancelled due to heavy rain; ceremony and resource fair will move ahead as planned


Friday, Nov. 11, 2022 -- Cleveland -- Today's Veterans Day parade has been cancelled due to heavy rain in the area. Other activities honoring and celebrating our veterans will move ahead as planned. 

City Hall opens to veterans and their guests for coffee and light refreshments today at 10 a.m. 

The annual Veterans Day Celebration ceremony begins at 11 a.m. with remarks from Mayor Justin M. Bibb, Cleveland’s Chief Director of Public Safety Karrie D. Howard, Jim Riley of the JVCOCC, U.S. Army veteran and CEO and co-founder of Ibility LLC, Danielle Krakora, and keynote speaker U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Douglas K.N. Fullerton.  

The ceremony will also include the presentation of the Judge Felix T. Matia Outstanding Service Award for service to veterans and the community, the Martin L. Flask Legacy Award honoring a commitment to veterans and public service, and veteran student awards.   

The Veterans Resource Fair will be at Cleveland Public Auditorium (500 Lakeside Ave.) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring 50 vendors that support the needs of veterans. Boxed lunches will be provided for the veterans in attendance and free flu and COVID-19 booster vaccines will also be available.