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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

This is the 94th annual Veterans Day parade hosted by the American Legion Post #7.

It begins today at 11 a.m. and should take about one hour.  Parade organizers tell Tucson News Now there are more than 60 entries in this year's parade.

Spectators can expect to see veterans from WWII, as well as current active duty members from each branch of the military.  There will also be entries from JROTC high school programs across Arizona.

After the parade there will be an open house at the American Legion Post #7, located near Franklin and Granada. 

Sierra Vista is also on track to host a Veterans Day parade today.  It will start at 9 a.m. near Seventh Street and Fry Boulevard.  The Sierra Vista parade will head east on Fry Blvd and end at Veterans Memorial Park. 

Nogales is also hosting its annual Veterans Day parade through downtown, the parade will begin at 10 a.m. this morning.

The parade will head south on Morley Avenue from Court Street, turn west on Park Street and head north on Grand Avenue before disbanding at the parking lot north of Pep Boys.

Military units will then continue north to the Wall of Honor in front of City Hall for a remembrance ceremony at approximately 11 a.m.

Following the ceremony, a reception for veterans, their families and guests will be held at the VFW post home on Grand Avenue featuring hot dogs, sodas, music and dancing.

Tucson Veterans Day parade goers are encouraged to bring their own chairs.

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