The Old Soldiers Day Parade began many years ago in Alpharetta as a tribute to veterans of the war between the states. The parade has become an annual celebration for veterans of all wars. The day will kick off at 7 a.m. with the 5k and 10K road race at Wills Park. Parade festivties begin at 9:15 in downtown Alpharetta on Main Street. Free hot dogs and soft drinks will be available at the American Legion at 201 Wills Road at the end of the parade.