ATLANTA – Across the Atlanta area, cities are honoring those who defended our country on Veterans Day.

On Saturday, Nov. 11, you can join in the celebration to honor Georgia veterans. Multiple cities are throwing parades and holding special ceremonies to show their appreciation for the brave men and women who fought and died for our protection.

Marietta Veterans Day Parade

Enjoy the 13th Annual Veterans Day Parade in Marietta led by Grand Marshal Colonel Mike Varicak, U.S. Marine Corps.

Where: The parade begins at Roswell Street Baptist Church and travels through Marietta Square. At noon, the parade will end with a Veterans Day Ceremony at Marietta Square.

Time: Steps off at 10:45 a.m.

For additional information and parade route, visit Kiwanis Marietta.

Gwinnett’s Annual Veterans Day Ceremony

The Veterans Day Ceremony pays tribute to those in the military during wartime or peacetime. Gwinnett County residents who have served in any branch of the armed forces and their families are invited to participate.

Where: Gwinnett Fallen Heroes Memorial on the grounds of the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center

Time: 11 a.m.

For additional information on the event, visit Gwinnett County’s calendar.

Atlanta Veterans Day Parade

This year marks the 36th Georgia Veterans Day Parade in downtown Atlanta. This year the event celebrates the WWI Centennial of the Great War.

Where: The parade begins at SunTrust Plaza and ends at Pemberton Place

Time: 11:11 a.m.

For additional information and parade route, visit the 2017 Atlanta Veterans Day Parade event.

Douglas County Veterans Day Lighted Parade

The parade presents the opportunity for Douglas County residents to say, "thank you" to those who have obtained, preserved and continue to protect our freedoms.

Where: Begins and ends at Douglas County High School

Time: Steps off at 7 p.m.

For additional information and parade route, visit Douglas County’s event.

Woodstock Veterans Day Candlelight Ceremony

The celebration will honor veterans for their patriotism, love of country, willingness to serve, and sacrifice for the common good.

Where: The Park at City Center in Woodstock

Time: 7 p.m.

For additional information on the event, visit the Veterans Day Ceremony event.