The Capital Area Veterans Association hosted the Inaugural Baton Rouge Veterans Day Parade, Sunday.
 
The parade rolled down South Choctaw Drive at 2:00pm beginning at North Sherwood Forest Drive and ending at Flannery Road. 
 
“We are excited to have over 25 units, including floats, walking units, and military vehicles in our first parade.  With such a wonderful beginning, this event is guaranteed to grow into one of the most anticipated parades in the area,” stated C.A.V.A. representative, Tommy Straight.
 
As part of the festivities food and soft drinks were sold with all proceeds going towards the repair of the he Zachary Taylor V.F.W. Post. The building was damaged after the August flooding.
 
Musical entertainment was also provided and volunteers at the Post collected new packs of socks and underwear for homeless veterans, non-perishable food for the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, and damaged U.S. flags for proper retirement and disposal.
 
The Capital Area Veterans Association began in 2014 with the goal of bringing a Veterans Day Parade to Baton Rouge and a mission of support and assistance for the thousands of veterans in the greater Baton Rouge area.