Everything you need to know about the Lynchburg Veteran's Day parade Saturday

(Photo: Lynchburg Area Veterans Council)

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- It's going to be cold, but the anticipation is heating up, for that the Lynchburg Veteran's Day parade Saturday morning.

More than 200 veterans are set to participate in the first parade in nearly 80 years.

The parade route starts at DeMoss Hall on Liberty University's campus and goes through campus, University Boulevard, all the way out to Route 460.

Along with the 200 veterans participating in the parade, there are more than 100 volunteers helping make it happen, with 1,200 participants.

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Parade coordinators are expecting thousands of people.

There are risers for some people to sit on and the crowd will also be able to gather on sidewalks.

It's also college for a weekend at Liberty University, campus is going to be one busy spot.

The Lynchburg Area Veterans Council, who is organizing the parade, say this is such an important event to hold for the veterans as well as future generations.

There are many veterans from various wars who have never had a Veteran's Day parade during their time here in Lynchburg .

"We have World War II Veterans that we're losing every year and they've never been honored in this city in a parade, another reason is basically for education to show patriotism and to show people that freedom comes with a price," said Charles Olson, one of the parade's coordinators.

The parade starts at 8:50 a.m.

There will be parking for veterans on campus and the public is asked to park at Central Virginia Community College and shuttle over to the parade.

Those shuttles will begin at 7:45 a.m.

If you are unable to make it to the parade, you can watch it live on the ABC 13 Facebook page.

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