HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Veterans groups, marching bands and other organizations in the Hattiesburg area are gearing up to honor the nation's Armed Forces on Veterans Day.
The 5th annual Hattiesburg Veterans Parade will be held next Friday, beginning at 10 a.m.
It will make its way along Hardy Street, from Hardy Street Baptist Church to Veterans Park.
It will feature 10 marching bands, various floats and different veterans organizations.
Immediately following the parade, the annual Veterans Day program will be held at the park, where the Veteran of the Year will be announced.
"We've brought in some professional help to help set it up and you'll see a lot of fun things, a lot of throws during the parade," said Ted Tibbett, with the Hattiesburg Veterans Committee. "I would suggest everybody come by, enjoy the parade and stay for the program and find a veteran and say thank you for your service."
A half dozen awards will also be presented during the program to veterans support groups from Forrest and Lamar counties.