The City of Perris will host its annual Veterans’ Day Parade Saturday, Nov. 4 beginning at 10 a.m.
The parade includes floats, classic cars, marching bands, color guards and the appearance of local elected representatives. The parade begins at Fourth and D streets and ends at City Hall at D Street and San Jacinto Avenue.
Dennis Romano, a 25-year Coast Guard veteran and member of Perris American Legion Post 595, has been named Parade Grand Marshal.
The first 200 spectators will receive event t-shirts, said City Recreation Coordinator Rachel Pinedo.
“It’s important to honor our veterans and show them we appreciate their service,” she said.
The City’s ties to veterans dates back before Perris incorporated in 1911. Some of the first residents included Civil War and Spanish-American War veterans. Photos of that era captured former Civil War soldiers marching down D Street as part of the Grand Army of the Republic.
The Perris Valley Cemetery marks the final resting place for nearly 1,000 veterans from all the nation’s wars since the Civil War. Thirteen veterans of that war—America’s most destructive conflict—are buried there.