Tulsa Hosts Its 95th Annual Veterans Day Parade Monday

Monday, November 11th 2013, 8:52 am
By: News On 6

Thousands of people and American flags lined the streets of downtown Tulsa Monday for the city's 95th annual Veterans Day parade.

The parade began at 11 a.m. at 3rd and Main. It headed west to Boulder, south down to 7th Street and then ended near 6th and Detroit.

Map of Veterans Day Parade route

The theme of this year's parade was "Honor, Pride, Sacrifice."

Veterans Day began as "Armistice Day" on November 11, 1919, to mark the end of World War I.

The name was officially changed to Veterans Day in 1954 to recognize those who served in all American wars.

Organizers say the Tulsa parade is the fifth largest Veterans Day parade in the United States.