As many as 48 groups participated in the Veterans Parade in downtown Lexington Sunday, according to Genia Dorsey, a parade coordinator.
Members of War Mothers of the Bluegrass, Inc., an organization made up of Central Kentucky-area mothers of soldiers who have served or are serving in the military, were the parade's grand marshals.
Veterans Day itself will be celebrated on Thursday.
What's open, closed for Veterans Day
Here are services that might be affected by the Veterans Day holiday on Thursday:
Lexington government: All city offices open regular hours
State government: Most offices closed Thursday and Friday, one of six furlough days for state workers
Courts: Federal, circuit and district courts closed Thursday
Postal service: No home delivery Thursday
Libraries: Open regular hours Thursday, but all branches will be closed Friday for staff development
Health department: Open regular hours Thursday
LexTran: Regular hours Thursday
Garbage: Regular city garbage pickup