City of Columbus to honor the 25th Anniversary of Operation Desert Storm at the 2016 Veterans Day Ceremony and Parade

The City of Columbus will celebrate Veterans Day with the annual parade through downtown on Thursday, November 10, 2016. The Veterans Day Ceremony and Parade is dedicated to honoring all those who served in the United States Armed Forces. The Columbus Veterans Day Parade is recognized as one of the biggest parades by the Department of Defense.

The day starts with the Annual Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. in Columbus City Council Chambers. Former NBC4 chief meteorologist and Army Veteran Jym Ganahl will be a guest speaker.

The parade, sponsored by the Military/Veterans Educational Foundation (MilVets), kicks off at noon, starting at Nationwide Plaza and North High Street, proceeding south on High Street, turning west on Broad Street and ending at Civic Center Drive and Marconi Boulevard.

This year the parade recognizes the 25th anniversary of Operation Desert Storm. The veterans who served in this conflict will be honorary grand marshals.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a toy to donate. The Lima Company Marines will be collecting them for Toys for Tots along the parade route.

Events are free and open to the public.



Mayor Andrew J. Ginther

City Councilmember Mitchell Brown

City Councilmember Michael Stinziano

Former NBC4 Chief Meteorologist Jym Ganahl




Veterans Day Ceremony and Parade



Ceremony at City Council Chambers in City Hall

90 W. Broad St.

Parade Kickoff at One Nationwide Plaza and N. High St.



November 10, 2016

Special music begins at 10:15 a.m.

Veterans Day ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m.

Parade steps off at noon