The 14th annual San Fernando Valley Veterans Day Parade began at 11:11 a.m. at the corner of Laurel Canyon Boulevard and San Fernando Mission Boulevard in Mission Hills and proceed south on Laurel Canyon Boulevard for 1.1 miles. The opening ceremony started 10:35 a.m. at the intersection of Brand Boulevard and Laurel Canyon.
The parade rules limit participation to veterans, Marines, soldiers, sailors, Air Force and Coast Guard personnel, high school bands, ROTC units and Naval Sea Cadets. More than 100 veterans groups participated in the parade, along with Alvin I. Solomon, a U.S. Army private in World War II who will turn 101 on December 23rd, and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Reserve.
A squadron of Condor planes used in World War II training missions flew in formation over the parade route while the grand marshal was the Moorpark-based veterans advocacy group American Veterans United.
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