Veterans Day

The Veterans Day National Ceremony is held each year on November 11th at Arlington National Cemetery . The ceremony commences precisely at 11:00 a.m. with a wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknowns and continues inside the Memorial Amphitheater with a parade of colors by veterans' organizations and remarks from dignitaries. The ceremony is intended to honor and thank all who served in the United States Armed Forces.

To commemorate and honor all the veterans in the city, City of Folsom organizes Annual Wayne Spence Folsom Veterans Day Parade on every year November 11th. Folsom’s Annual Veterans Day Parade featuring 120 entries including two high school marching bands; Ben Ali Shriner members in go-carts and clown cars, and a Pipe & Drum Corps; veterans groups and ROTC members; and floats galore. The parade always has a theme. The 1.5 mile parade route begins at the Target/Home Goods shopping center on E. Bidwell Street and ends at the Folsom Community Center on Natoma Street. Every year over 4,500 flag-waving spectators participate all along the parade route.

Indian Association of Sacramento (IAS) under Indo-Americans of Greater Sacramento banner has been participating in Annual Wayne Spence Folsom Veterans Day Parade for the past 6 years. Indo-Americans of all ages participate with great enthusiasm. Usually the Indian contingent is lead by a pickup truck decorated with American flags and thank you messages to veterans. It is a solemn occasion to all the participants and we salute all the veterans who died in protecting the freedom and liberty of the land they called home.