Our nation’s service members have helped create and preserve the rich lifestyle that United States civilians enjoy today. That’s why the City of Winchester will be honoring our veterans, current military personnel, and our nation’s history with a new community event and parade called “Salute to Our Troops” on July 20, 2013. Set in Old Town Winchester, the inaugural celebration will also celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the armistice signing that brought an end to the Korean War and a dedication of the Korean War Memorial in Jim Barnett Park as well as the 100th Anniversary of the Buffalo Soldiers’ march into Winchester on July 19, 1913.
The “Salute to Our Troops” parade will follow the same route as Old Town Winchester’s annual Christmas parade. Organizers are currently soliciting participation in the military parade which will showcase the United States’ military history through the ages, sponsors, exhibitors and vendors. The parade will begin at 1:00 pm and exhibitors, food vendors and live entertainment will be featured on the Loudoun Street Pedestrian Mall immediately after the parade until 6:30 pm.