by: Scott McCaulley
The 87th Annual Veterans Day Parade in Branson takes place on Monday.
Around 75 units are expected to take part in the parade that will stay on schedule despite expected rain and possible snow showers during the day.
Bob Sarver of the Vietnam Veterans Chapter #913, the organization coordinating the parade, says Missouri Governor Mike Parson is scheduled to be in Branson and will be a part of the the chapter’s entry into the parade.
The Parade will follow the same route to last year starting at the staging spot at the Branson Convention Center Parking lot traveling Sycamore Street south to Long Street then onto Branson Landing Blvd northward to Commercial Street where it will turn back south up to College Street eventually connecting up again with Sycamore Street and back to the convention center.
Several downtown streets will be closed at various times as the parade begins to stage Monday morning beginning with Sycamore and Long Streets at 8:00. Access to Branson Landing Blvd from the Hollister Roundabout will be cutoff at 9:30 with the street itself closing at 10:30. Access to Commercial Street will also be cutoff during the morning as parade time approaches.
Staging of the Parade will begin at 8:00 with parade participants to use Price Street to access the staging area at the Convention Center.
Live coverage of the Veterans Day Parade can be heard Monday on 106.3 KRZK.
Click below for interview from KRZK’s “At Your Service” program with Bob Sarver on the Veterans Day Parade: