Monday will be Tulsa’s 101st Veteran’s Day Parade. Most communities will be celebrating the 100th, but President and Operations Commander of this year’s parade, Josh Starks, says Tulsa got a jump on others by holding several parades marking the end of World War I in 1918 instead of waiting until 1919 like most communities.
This year’s parade honors the Welcome Home Arch built in Tulsa in 1919 to commemorate returning World War I veterans. The Tulsa parade, one of the largest in the nation, will feature 123 floats and walking entries, 259 vehicles, and more than 4,000 marchers.
It begins Monday at 11am at 3rd and Boston downtown.