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ABOUT US

The Southern Pines Veterans Parade, a non-profit 501(c)(3), is the North Carolina Sandhills' largest and most
patriotic parade.  It is an official Sandhills Veterans Festival event that has taken place the weekend before Veteran's Day every year since 2012.    


2021 Southern Pines Veterans Parade has begun and we are currently seeking benevolent partners to sponsor this great event that pays tribute to our Hero's.  Please help us Support Our Troops, Honor Our Veterans, and Strengthen Our Community.  We are proud, honored, and humbled to have your support

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Downtown Southern Pines, NC.

HISTORY

Although World War I officially ended with the Treaty of Versailles, fighting ceased seven months earlier after an armistice between the allied nations and Germany commenced on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.

In November 1919, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day. In an address to the nation on that day, he said, “To us, in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service, and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of nations.”