Annual Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony

City of Pittsfield’s Annual Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony

The City of Pittsfield’s annual Veterans Day Parade will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11.

For those participating, line-up will take place 9-9:45 a.m. on Fenn, Pearl and Allen streets and will leave from City Hall on Fenn Street at 10 a.m. The group will proceed to North Street, and head south to the Veterans’ Memorial. The parade will feature the Berkshire Veterans Coalition, members of the Pittsfield City Council, high school marching bands, Boy and Girl Scout troops, color guards, honor guards, and a host of volunteers.

“Veterans Day is an opportunity for us to remember the service of our veterans, and lets us renew our promise to fulfill our sacred obligations to our veterans and their families who have sacrificed so much so that we can live free,” said Jim Clark, the city’s Director of Veteran Services.

A ceremony will follow at 10:45 a.m. Mayor Dan Bianchi will provide opening remarks, followed by keynote speaker Bernard Avalle, United States Coast Guard (USCG). Also, the Berkshire Veterans Coalition’s 2015 Veteran of the Year will be announced during the ceremony.

The event will close with a volley by Dalton American Legion, Post 155 Honor Guard, and taps and the National Anthem by the Pittsfield High School Band.