The 2014 Veterans Day celebration in Savannah included the Veterans Day Parade with over 150 veteran organizations, schools and military bands and veteran officials. The parade featured the veterans from past wars, as well as active duty military. A special ceremony commemorating those who have served our country was held at the bandstand on Broughton St.
Veterans Day Parade included children whose mom or dad served our country, and who now serves with the SCMPD. They walked with Chief Jack Lumpkin and Interim Asst. Chief Julie Tolbert. Several military veteran officers walked as well.
In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…”