Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City announced today that they will present a “Celebrate America Parade,” a salute to heroes at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, on the Atlantic City Boardwalk.

Featuring participants from all over the country, this free parade will step off at Metropolitan Avenue and conclude at Arkansas Avenue. It will span a 1.4-mile-long route where spectators are encouraged to bring American flags, lawn chairs and blankets.

“We couldn’t be more proud to show our support to the men and women who serve our country by coming together with the community to present a parade appreciating our nation’s heroes,” said Joe Lupo, president of Hard Rock Atlantic City. “A hero can be in many forms and our goal with this parade is to be inclusive to all of those who serve, protect and honor our country each and every day and we’re happy to celebrate them during this parade.”

The 90-minute parade will feature patriotic balloons, floats and participants stemming from D.C., Delaware, Iowa, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Additionally, a moment of silence and remembrance will be had in honor of 9/11.

Grand Marshal for the parade will be Miss America 1984, Suzette Charles Atlantic County native, singer and entertainer.

Philadelphia sports legends Larry Bowa, Bill Bergey and Dave Shultz will also be in the parade, as will first responders from the Atlantic City Police and Fire departments. Look for other military groups, bands and cultural organizations, too.

Go to HardRockHotels.com for more.