Ripley's Veterans Day Parade is almost here. Here's what's happening this year.

Katelyn Waltemyer
Jackson Newspapers
There will be a sign for ever veteran registered to be honored in the parade.

RIPLEY  The streets of Ripley will turn red, white and blue next week for the Veterans Day Parade. Here's the lineup of events for Nov. 11. 

Mayor Carolyn Rader will begin placing markers for each veteran that will be honored in the parade at 4 a.m. Rader said this year there will be around 500 names announced. 

The parade begins at 10 a.m. and those who wish to be in the parade must arrive at the Early Childhood Center no later than 9:10 a.m.

The parade will kick off with a helicopter flyover and participants will walk to the courthouse lawn where the ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. Ripley's Chief of Police Brad Anderson will give a speech on the lawn in honor of Veterans Day. 

Once the ceremony is complete, people can head over to the Starcher Mansion on Main Street and take a tour and pictures of the helicopter. 

If anyone has questions about the parade or how to register a veteran, contact Mayor Rader at (304) 372-3482. 

— Katelyn Waltemyer (she/her) is the General Assignment and Enterprise Reporter for Jackson Newspapers in Jackson County, West Virginia. Have a news tip on local government or education? Or a good feature? You can reach Katelyn at Follow her on Twitter @Kate_Waltemyer.