Charleston’s Veterans Day Parade is Sunday

The annual Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center Veterans Day Parade will be held this Sunday, Nov. 3, through downtown Charleston - a week in advance of the Nov. 11 holiday,

This year’s grand marshal is Forrest Phelps, a Navy veteran who served in World War II and the Korean War. He witnessed the first atomic bomb testing at Bikini Atoll and was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation after WWII.

Marching bands, historic military vehicles, floats, motorcycle groups and veterans service organization will also take part.

The event begins at 2 p.m.

The route will begin at Concord and Market streets, then west on Market to East Bay Street, south on East Bay to Broad Street, ending at Colonial Lake.

Charleston Police could not immediately confirm any parking regulations for the parade, but for last year’s event they said interruptions to traffic wouldn’t be long-term and that cars will not have to be moved out of on-street parking spaces during the procession.