Detroit Police Department 11th Precinct’s Annual Veterans Day Parade & Luncheon

Veteran’s Day, formerly known as Armistice Day, was originally set as a U.S. legal holiday to honor the end of World War I, which officially took place on November 11, 1918. In 1954, after having been through both World War II and the Korean War, the 83rd U.S. Congress — at the urging of the veterans service organizations amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word “Armistice” the word “Veterans.” With the approval of this legislation on June 1, 1954, November 11 became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.

The Detroit Police Department’s Eleventh Precinct will be sponsoring the 8th Annual “Veteran’s Day Parade and Luncheon”. This year will be the first year we will have the pleasure of incorporating a City Wide Parade in honor of our Veterans in conjunction with our annual Luncheon. There will be approximately Five Hundred plus (500+) Veterans (and family members) of all Branches of Service honored for their dedication and service to the United States of America. We would like each gift bag to consist of, toiletries, hats, gloves, socks and other items to help with their basic needs.

Parade Details

November 11, 2016

10:00am – 2:00pm

Starting Point

Van Dyke & Nevada Ave
Detroit, MI 48234
Start Time: 9:00AM


Serbian Memorial Hall
19940 Van Dyke
Detroit, MI., 48234

End Time: 10:00AM

The Veterans Day Program honoring our Veterans will take place directly after the parade!

Lunch will be served along with Gifts Bags given to our Veterans.