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Veterans Day Parade - Cancelled

Updated: Nov 10, 2021

Due to inclement weather projections for the Indianapolis area on Thursday, Nov. 11, the Veterans Day Council of Indianapolis has made the difficult decision to cancel the Veterans Day Parade.

With the amount of rainfall, high wind gusts, and potential for lightening forecasted, the safety and health of everyone involved is our utmost concern, especially our veterans and high school student marching bands, as well as the many volunteers and spectators; consequently, the Council has deemed it in the best interest to cancel this year’s parade.

The weather concerns have also led to moving the Veterans Day Service indoors at the Indiana War Memorial located at 55 East Michigan Street in downtown Indianapolis. The Service will be conducted in the Pershing Auditorium located inside the Indiana War Memorial. The Veterans Day Service will still begin at 11 a.m., with a patriotic musical prelude provided by the Indiana National Guard’s 38th Infantry Division Band beginning at 10:30 a.m. The Veterans Day Service will still be livestreamed at

For those attending the indoor Veterans Day Service, there will be no public parking available on Michigan Street between Pennsylvania and Meridian streets.

Public parking will be available on both sides of the street for the following:

Pennsylvania St., between Michigan and Vermont streets (with the exception of in front of the Minton-Capehart Federal Building)

Vermont St., between Pennsylvania and Meridian streets

Meridian St., between Vermont and North streets

North St., between Meridian and Pennsylvania streets

For those areas the public may disregard any no parking signs posted on parking meters.

The Veterans Day Breakfast scheduled from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m., in the Arabian Room of the Murat Shrine (502 N New Jersey St, Indianapolis, IN 46204) will not be affected by the weather.

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