Nov. 9 and Nov. 11 Veterans Day parades
• The Downtown El Paso parade, “2013: Year of the Veteran,” begins at 10:45 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. The 1.3-mile parade, sponsored by the United American Veterans Organization, starts at Myrtle and Florence streets and circles San Jacinto Plaza. This year’s Grand Marshal is Lt. Col. (Ret.) Robert Eugene “Bob” Chisolm. Information: 541-4050.
• The annual Las Cruces Veterans Day parade is 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, beginning and ending at Loretto Towne Center. Route follows Church Street past City Hall and back on Hadley Avenue. Grand Marshals are World War II veterans Dan Sosa and Milton Buls. Information: 621-7002 or lascrucesvetday.org.
• The 20th annual Northeast Veterans Parade is 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at Stahala and Hondo Pass and ending at Old Glory Memorial at Diana and Gateway North for ceremony. Everyone is welcome to march or ride in the parade. Refreshments to be served after the ceremony. Information: Jimmy Melver, 549-5031.