Miami Beach Veterans Day Parade and Parachute Demonstration: During World War II, the beaches and hotels in the City of Miami Beach served as a home base for military troops. For more than 50 years, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion have organized a parade in the city to thank the troops for all that they’ve sacrificed in defense of freedom. Parade participation includes students, organizations, businesses, military groups and public officials. The parade kicks off at 17th Street and Washington Avenue to 11th Street, then west on 11th to Meridan Avenue, then north to 14th Place, then onward to Flamingo Park’s baseball stadium, where a wreath-laying ceremony will take place. Post-parade highlights include a parachute team landing, flyovers by U.S. Air Force planes, and Coast Guard and police helicopters; 11:11 a.m.; Flamingo Park Baseball Stadium, 15th Street and Michigan Avenue, Miami Beach.

Warrior For Life Veterans Day Yoga Event: The class, which led by Claire Santos, a Marine Corps veteran and lululemon ambassador, raises awareness for PTSD and provides a peaceful and safe environment for military veterans, their family members and the community to come together and breathe together. Mats are available. All event proceeds are donated equally to two nonprofit organizations serving veterans and their families. This event honors the memories of CPT Andrew M. Pedersen-Keel and LCPL Brian Eric Fifield; 4-7 p.m. Wednesday; South Pointe Park, 1 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Donation suggested: $12; free for veterans, military personnel and children under 12.

North Miami Beach Veterans Day Service: Ceremony pays tribute to the veterans who have served our country and those who continue to preserve our freedom; 10 a.m. to noon; All Wars Memorial Park, 16500 NE 16th Ave., North Miami. 305-948-2957.

Surfside Veterans Day Ceremony: The event includes Presentation of Colors, local Scout troops, guest speakers and the town mayor, who serves as Master of Ceremonies. Light refreshments provided; 10 a.m.; Veterans Park, 8791 Collins Ave., Surfside. 305-866-3635 or

Source: Veterans Day events: parades, concerts, ceremonies in South Florida | Miami Herald
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