Thousands are expected to come out Saturday morning to show gratitude for the troops during the 17th annual Wayne Spence Folsom Veteran’s Day Parade.
Festivities start at 9 a.m. at 430 Blue Ravine Road, at the HomeGoods/Target parking lot. Classic cars, floats, horseback riders, and local dignitaries will judge parade entries for a variety of categories.
“Remembering Our Veterans and Their Sacrifices.” is the theme for this year’s parade. Fred Tully, Jr., a local veteran, serves as the parade’s grand marshal. Tully served more than two decades of active duty with the U.S. Marine Corps and received the Purple Heart three times.
The 1.5-mile parade begins at 430 Blue Ravine Road and enters East Bidwell Street from Montrose Drive. Then the parade heads westbound on East Bidwell Street, northbound on Coloma Street, and proceeds to Natoma Street. The parade concludes at the Folsom Community Center at 52 Natoma Street.
The event culminates with a ceremony at Veterans Memorial in Folsom City Lions Park.