Harrisonburg Veterans Day Parade and Open House

The annual Veterans Day celebration in downtown Harrisonburg is always a special treat and an honor to be a part of. Our team is proud to open up our office at 83 S. Main Street during this special event to the community with special invitation to Vietnam war veterans and their families. Join us for some free refreshments and hot apple cider or to view the art currently displayed on our gallery walls by local artist, Brenda Hounshell. Our Team will also be handing out flags along the parade route for the community.

The Massanutten Regional Library will host some events in the week leading up to the celebrations on Sunday. All events take place at the Massanutten Regional Library, and are free and open to the public. For more information – click here.

Monday-Wednesday, Nov. 6-8 @ 3 PM – Daily screenings of selected episodes from the Ken Burns/Lynn Novick 10-part documentary film, The Vietnam War.

Thursday, November 9th @ 6 PM – MRL and WVPT Public Media will co-host “Reflections on Vietnam,” a multi-part program that explores different aspects of the Vietnam War through the eyes of members of our local communities.

Saturday, November 11th @ 1 PM – 94-year old World War II veteran PFC. Tommy Tucker Showalter will share the story of his journey from a farm in the Shenandoah Valley to serve as an infantryman in Patton’s Third Army.

The full lineup of events during the Veterans Day Celebration


1:00 PM

Open House at The Harrisonburg Homes Team — on the parade route! — with FREE light refreshments and hot apple cider. (Our office will be open from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM) [directions to our office/gallery]

*Look for Harrisonburg Homes Team members handing out flags along the parade route!

2:00 PM

Parade — moves south on Main Street from the Rockingham County Administration Building at 20 East Gay Street to City Hall at 345 South Main Street. [map of parade route]

Remember to wear red, white, and blue to honor our veterans!

About Claire Wayman

Claire manages details of real estate contracts, coordinates social media and the Wilson Downtown Gallery, and keeps the team organized on a day-to-day basis. In her free time, she enjoys playing flute in various area groups and participating in local community theater.