Portsmouth holds 133rd Memorial Day Parade

Members from area Coast Guard units march Monday, May 29, 2017, during the 133rd Portsmouth Memorial Day parade in Portsmouth, Virginia. Portsmouth has the distinction of hosting the oldest continuous Memorial Day parade in the country and is also a designated Coast Guard City. U.S. Coast Guard photograph by Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua L. Canup

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Residents lined the streets of Portsmouth Monday as the city held one of the nation’s longest running parades.

The 2017 parade featured 10 marching bands from local high schools and community bands.

Memorial Day ceremonies in Hampton Roads

Various veterans organizations, including the American Legion and Fleet Reserve Associations, also attended the parade.

A service was held following the parade to honor Portsmouth’s Vietnam Veterans who were killed in the line of duty.

Gallery: Memorial Day in Portsmouth

The parade began at I.C. Norcom High School and ended on Crawford and Columbia Streets.