New Bedford to Observe Veterans Day 2023

New Bedford, Massachusetts – The New Bedford’s Veterans’ Advisory Board and the City of New Bedford are proud to announce the 2023 New Bedford Veterans Day Parade.

The parade, which will take place on Saturday, November 11, will form at the intersection of Rockdale Avenue and Union Street, in Buttonwood Park, beginning at about 10 a.m. and stepping off at 11 a.m.

The parade will march east on Union Street to County Street, then turn left and head north on County Street to William Street, then turn right onto William Street and head east to City Hall, and end at the reviewing stand in front of the New Bedford Main Library, at the intersection of Pleasant Street and William Street. The address for the end of the parade is 613 Pleasant Street, in downtown New Bedford.

A Veteran’s Day service will be held at the reviewing stand following the parade’s conclusion, and all are invited to attend. Seating will be reserved near the reviewing stand for elderly veterans and veterans with disabilities.

This year’s parade Grand Marshal is Deven Robitaille, who served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army. She served overseas in Korea and Qatar, and also completed assignments across the U.S.

In the case of inclement weather, there will be a service at the Fort Taber Community Center at Fort Taber Park, 1000A S. Rodney French Blvd., beginning at 12 p.m.

If you plan on marching in this year’s parade and have yet to RSVP, please email Veterans’ Agent Christopher Gomes at: or call the New Bedford Veteran’s Services Department at (508) 991-6184.

If you have not sent an RSVP but still would like to march, we invite you to attend the parade. All who want to participate in the parade will be given the opportunity.