ITHACA, N.Y. — It was a beautiful Fall day for the annual Tompkins County Veterans Day Parade on Sunday, Nov. 4.

The parade stepped off sharply at 2 p.m. at the corner of South Titus and Cayuga Streets. As veterans groups, Boy Scouts, ROTC, police agencies, fire departments, the sheriff’s office, and others paraded down the streets, bagpipes and marching bands played. There was also music from the Finger Lakes Fife and Drum Corps and the Syracuse Elks Drum Line. Families and spectators lined the streets waving flags to honor veterans and others marching in the parade.

The parade ended at the VFW Post 961 on West State Street.

The Veterans Day Ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 11 at Dewitt Park in Ithaca. This year’s Veterans Day will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.

Check out The Ithaca Voice’s gallery of photos along the route of the parade. All photos by Managing Editor Kelsey O’Connor.

Kelsey O'Connor is the managing editor for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at and follow her on Twitter @bykelseyoconnor.