New Bedford to Observe Veterans Day 2021 with a Parade and Ceremony

New Bedford, Massachusetts – New Bedford’s Veterans Advisory Board and the City of New Bedford are proud to present the 2021 New Bedford Veterans Day Parade.

The parade will form at the intersection of Rockdale Avenue and Union Street, in Buttonwood Park, beginning at about 10:15 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. An address for the end of the parade is 613 Pleasant St. in downtown New Bedford.

A Veteran’s Day service will be held at the reviewing stand following the conclusion of the parade, 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 is a joint effort between the New Bedford Veterans’ Advisory Board, the City of New Bedford, and the New Bedford Veterans’ Services Department.

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 1 p.m.

If you plan on marching in this year’s parade and have yet to RSVP, please email Veterans’ Agent Christopher Gomes at:

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