V-E Day Parade and Celebration


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Saturday, May 9, 2020 | 11:00 a.m. | Centertown Bedford

Commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Allied victory in Europe with a parade that honors WWII veterans and brings back the celebration and patriotism of V-E Day in 1945!

WWII era military vehicles, antique cars, marching bands, living historians, WWII veterans, and more will take to the streets in tribute to this momentous anniversary. Following the parade, the Memorial will host WWII veterans for a meet and greet and have the vehicles from the parade on display, along with living history encampments.

Parade Applications Open!

Applications must be submitted by Friday, April 3, 2020 for consideration.

Parade Application

General Parade Information

Know a WWII Veteran Who Would Like to Participate?

We are looking for any and all WWII veterans who would like to participate in the V-E Day Parade. Veterans will be picked up at 10:00 a.m. from the National D-Day Memorial and after returning from the parade will receive a free lunch.

Contact Maggie Hartley, Associate Director for Programming and Events, at mhartley@dday.org or (540) 586-3329 with the following information if interested:

  • WWII Veteran’s Name
  • Branch of Service
  • Dates of Service
  • WWII Veteran’s Contact Information