WRAL-TV and UNC-TV’s NC Channel to broadcast 2016 Fayetteville Veterans Day Parade
Presented by the Cumberland County Veterans Council and the City of Fayetteville
LIVE coverage begins 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 5
WRAL-TV and UNC-TV’s NC Channel will broadcast the 2016 Fayetteville Veterans Day Parade presented by the Cumberland County Veterans Council and the City of Fayetteville LIVE on Saturday, November 5 at 10:00 a.m. The parade will also live stream on WRAL.com. WRAL anchors Brian Shrader and Lena Tillett, along with Fayetteville reporter Gilbert Baez will host the broadcast from historic downtown Fayetteville.
This year’s parade will honor World War II veterans – The Greatest Generation. CSM Kenneth “Rock” Merritt, a World War II veteran, is this year’s Grand Marshal. Merritt was part of a combat parachute jump into France on D-Day with the 82nd Airborne Division. More than 100 units will participate in the parade, including veterans’ organizations, military equipment, and ROTC units and marching bands from local high schools and universities.
The parade will begin on Hay Street at the Airborne and Special Operations Museum and end at Liberty Point on Person Street.
WRAL is delighted to continue this partnership with the Cumberland County Veterans Council and the City of Fayetteville.
“WRAL-TV is honored to televise live the Fayetteville Veterans Day Parade on November 5th. We are pleased we can showcase the proud heritage of our military men and women. Our Team will be able to introduce to the entire state one of the finest Veterans Day parades in the country,” said Steven D. Hammel, WRAL-TV Vice President and General Manager.
Everyone is encouraged to use twitter to salute a veteran you know and love by using #WRALVetParade. Some of those tweets will be shared on the air during the live broadcast.
Thanks to WRAL-TV’s Debbie Tullos for this capcom story & graphic.