Big Red One to Participate in Manhattan's Veterans Day Parade

Fort Riley, Kan. - Approximately 1,000 Soldiers from the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley will march in the annual Flint Hills Veterans Day Coalition Parade at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 11. This year’s grand marshal is Brig. Gen. Perry L. Wiggins, commanding general of the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley.

Nearly all 1st Inf. Div. and Fort Riley units including the Commanding General’s Mounted Color Guard and the 1st Inf. Div. Band will be marching in the parade. Some Fort Riley civilian employees who are veterans will also march in the parade. The 1st Inf. Div. will have several military vehicles including a 2.5 ton Light Medium Tactical Vehicle, a 16.5 ton Palletized Load System and a High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicle in the parade.

The parade begins at the Manhattan Town Center and travels west along Poyntz Avenue. The parade ends in Manhattan’s City Park and the military vehicles will be available in the park for the public to view.

Following the parade, Wiggins will speak at the Manhattan City Hall Auditorium.