Tulsa Holds Veteran's Day Parade For 101st Year

Monday, November 11th 2019, 5:46 am
By: Joseph Holloway

Despite the near-record cold temperatures thousands of people honored our nation's veterans at the annual Veteran's Day parade in downtown Tulsa.

The parade started at 11:00 a.m. Monday morning near 3rd Street and Boston. This year's theme was Welcome Home.

This is the 101st year for Tulsa's parade, which is known as one of the largest Veteran's Day parades in the country with more than 120 entries, over 4,000 people and nearly 260 vehicles.

Dozens of veterans started the day over at the VFW Post 577, where organizers served a free breakfast from 7:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. Monday morning.

I spoke to David Rule, who served in the Air Force during Vietnam and whose father was a Navy pilot killed in the Korean War. He said he's honored to see so many people showing their appreciation for that kind of sacrifice. 

Also, several downtown streets will shut down for the parade.

Those closures will last from 8:30 Monday morning until 1:30 p.m.

Organizers said there will be a free trolley from Boston Avenue United Methodist Church that will run from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.