Photo from 2018 Veterans Day Parade

Announced via press release:

County Executive Ball Honors Military Servicemembers at Veterans Day Parade

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball will join Columbia Association and the Howard County Veterans Foundation to honor and pay tribute to all veterans and active military servicemembers who protect our freedoms and serve our community. A parade will take place on Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. from Merriweather Post Pavilion Lot 2 to the Downtown Columbia Lakefront. At the lakefront, a brief ceremony will be held at 11 a.m.

“On Veterans Day and every day, we are grateful to the more than 20,000 veterans and their families who call Howard County home,” said Ball. “As the son of an Air Force Veteran, I understand the challenges our Veterans face in protecting our Country. Let us remember the service of all veterans and their sacrifice to preserve our freedoms.”


Calvin Ball, County Executive

Milton W. Matthews, President / CEO, Columbia Association

Robert Gillette, President, Howard County Veterans Foundation

WHAT:           5th Annual Veterans Day Parade

WHEN:           Sunday, November 10, 2019
Parade at 9:30 a.m. and ceremony at 11 a.m.

WHERE:        Parade will leave the Merriweather Post Pavilion Lot 2 and travel down Little Patuxent Parkway to end at the Downtown Columbia Lakefront 

WHY:             To honor and pay tribute to all military servicemembers and first responders


Here is a flyer for the event on Sunday:

I was at the parade a year ago and took a lot of photos:

Click to view photo album on Facebook

The 2018 parade was outstanding.

I seriously hope (if I make it out this year to take photos) that I see MANY more of our locally elected officials at the event this year. I was pretty disappointed in the lack of elected officials I saw at the event last year.

I made sure to get a picture with our County Executive last year…I may have to get an updated one this year.

As someone that served in the US Navy for nearly 9 years…I always appreciate events for veterans and active military servicemembers.

Scott E