A Veteran’s salute, a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from The U.S. Army’s photostream

Pittsburgh’s Veterans Day Parade is one of the largest in the country. This year, the parade will be held on Saturday, November 10th, instead of on Veterans Day on November 11th (as it has been done in the past). The parade will also take a new route. From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

[B]eginning at Liberty Avenue and Grant Street, near the Greyhound bus terminal, proceeding down Liberty, turning left onto Stanwix Street and right onto the Boulevard of the Allies, where the reviewing stand will be located.

The parade will start at 10:30 AM. It is being dedicated to post-9/11 military and their families. You can help spread the word of the date for the 2012 parade by liking their Facebook page and urging your friends to do the same. You can also help to defray some of the costs by making a donation here. And, of course, you can help to honor the service of our veterans by attending the parade on the 10th!

In a speech at a Veterans Day Memorial Service at Shadyside Hospital, Councilman Bill Peduto spoke about building a WWII Honor Roll memorial in Oakland (which currently does not have one). His remarks were captured in the following video by filmmaker Chris Ivey, which also shows scenes from Pittsburgh’s 2010 celebration.