Birmingham & Tuscaloosa

National Veterans Day Parade

November 12, 2018 in Birmingham , AL

1:30 pm

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In 1982, President Ronald Reagan granted Weeks the Presidential Citizenship Medal, recognizing him as the driving force behind the national holiday and the “Father of Veterans Day.” Weeks led the first National Veterans Day Parade in 1947 in Birmingham, Alabama, and he continued the tradition until his passing in 1985.