- Associated Press - Monday, November 3, 2014

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Organizers are moving Pittsburgh’s Veterans’ Day Parade up to Saturday, Nov. 8, in hopes it will enable more veterans to participate and draw a bigger crowd.

The parade held on a Monday last year drew a small crowd and some veterans complained they couldn’t participate because they had to work.

Veterans’ Day is Nov. 11, a Tuesday, so organizers are going to move it to the preceding Saturday to see whether it helps the event.

Tony Filardi, an Air Force veteran who chairs the parade, says, “We are giving it a test and if it doesn’t seem to work out we may go back to the 11th.”

This year’s parade begins at 10:30 a.m.


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