Island military veterans and active service members marched through the streets of downtown Oak Bluffs Saturday morning for the annual Martha’s Vineyard Veterans Day parade, hosted by the Dukes County Veterans Service Center.

The annual Veterans Day parade kicks off at 10:45 a.m. Saturday from Nancy’s Restaurant on Lake avenue and winds its way up to Ocean Park. There, a ceremony honoring the country’s veterans will begin at 11 a.m.


Flag raising and a parade were among the observances Friday as the Vineyard paid quiet tribute to veterans near and far. The morning parade in Oak Bluffs was a multigenerational affair.

Service and self sacrifice have been a hallmark of the Vineyard for centuries, across the spectrum of race, gender and income.

Martha’s Vineyard joins the rest of the country in solemn celebration of the national holiday honoring those who have served.


Dozens gathered at Ocean Park in Oak Bluffs Thursday for a solemn ceremony in honor of Veterans Day, recognizing those, on-Island and off, who have served in the armed forces.