Friday in downtown Chattanooga, Hamilton County and the Chattanooga Area Veterans Council will continue their long-standing tradition of hosting a parade and celebration to honor military personnel. The procession will step off and travel north from Market St and MLK at 10:30 a.m. Event highlights include flyover, military vehicles, bands and JROTC units.
Each year, the parade highlights a military branch of service, and the Army is being honored this year. Maj. Gen. Leslie J.
Carroll, Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Forces Command, is serving as parade marshal and will speak at a luncheon at the Trade Center at noon. The 129th Army Band, headquartered in Nashville, will lead the parade. Aircraft from the Hixson Air Museum will awe crowds with a flyover as the parade begins.