9:00 a.m. Baldwinsville Community Band

11:00 a.m. Brig Juice (local brass ensemble)

Noon  - Parade : Begins at the Dairy Building/Coliseum and runs down Tonawanda Street, loops around Chevy Court and ends at the Center of Progress Building


Nov.9, 2024

NYS Fairgrounds

Free Breakfast for Veterans

9 a.m. until sold out

Put on by the Valley American Legion Post and TOPS

CNY Veterans Parade and Expo


The EXPO is held in the Center of Progress building, features displays with a

special emphasis on military history, local companies, and local organizations

helping present military personnel or veterans. Last year, more than 100

organizations took part in the Expo. Organizations and individuals exhibit

important artifacts from the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, the Civil War,

and the Vietnam War.

Local groups offer ways to get involved, such as gathering goods to send to deployed troops. The VA and other organizations present information about services available to veterans of any age. There will once again be a presentation about TRI-Care for retirees and a Kids' Area will feature activities, games, displays and even face painting. 

The Expo will feature military and veterans themed kiosks, featuring many hands-on exhibits and informational displays such as:        
*Children's Area By TOPS: An expanded section will feature activities, game  displays

and even face painting and magicians
      *Fort Drum and the 10th Mountain Division will have a strong presence at this event, displaying many of their troops, vehicles and information about the Army.
      *A private display of Vietnam era uniforms, patches, and memorabilia
      *Many other hands-on exhibits, activities and information provided by the VA Hospital, Syracuse Marine Parents, Gillette Road Military Support Group, Syracuse  Cadet Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol, local colleges, other branches of the military and veterans organizations.     
        *A ceremony to honor veterans