Arlington American Legion presents parade, serves up meals to vets on Veterans Day

ARLINGTON — Downtown Arlington can once again expect a main street parade and a hearty meal for its former and current service members on Veterans Day.

The members of Arlington American Legion Post 76 will be lining up entrants at 10 a.m. Nov. 11 for their veterans' parade starting at 11 a.m.

The truck with the World War II and other older veterans has long been a mainstay of the parade, but Arlington Legion members strive to represent every era of veterans in the procession, including Vietnam veterans.

As in previous years, the parade will proceed south on Olympic Avenue and conclude in time for the 1 p.m. dinner at the Post 76 Legion Lounge, located at 115 N. Olympic Ave.

Veterans eat for free, and members of the general public pay $5.

Also as in years past, a number of older veterans will be honored during the dinner, and the traditional ceremony honoring missing-in-action military members will once again be conducted.

The dinner is free to all veterans, whether they're Legion members or not. It's also one of the few days that members of the general public can hang out in the Post 76 Lounge.

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