Only two days remain until the streets of downtown Fairbanks will be filled with marching troops, veterans, wounded warriors, and ROTC groups along with patriotic bands.
The "Salute to Our Military" parade is on schedule to get underway Saturday with the ringing of church bells throughout the city around 10 am.
Close to 6,000 participants along with a number of military vehicles will wind its way downtown ending up at Pioneer Park for a massive community picnic.
Parking would normally be a problem but the Chamber of Commerce has come up with a few solutions.
Lisa Herbert Executive Director for the Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce says they may have the solution parking for spectators, parade spectators, and people that want to attend the post parade picnic celebration.
“We've organized a lot of shuttles around town so we'll have a number of shuttles running between Lathrop High School and the Tanana Valley Fairgrounds.
They will be dropping off at Pioneer Park location and Sadlers location for those that want to watch the parade, and those shuttle will run from 8 to 3:30 pm.
So veterans that are in the parade should also park at Lathrop High School and we will be running courtesy shuttles for those folks that are in the parade from 7:30 am until 8:45 am."