The November 10 edition of the Wilmington Morning Star reported, "It was the biggest thing of its kind Wilmington ever staged. That is the verdict of all Wilmington in regard to the Armistice day celebration held here yesterday when the rest of the population of the city looked on as approximately 6000 people participated in a parade that was but little less than two miles long."
Patriotic speeches were made from the steps of city hall, choirs comprising hundreds of children sang, an enormous banquet was held providing lunch for 600 former servicemen, and during the afternoon on the Strange gridiron, at least 4,000 people watched the Wilmington Light Infantry "crack" football team beat the Davidson College second team, which had "not known defeat in five years."
According to the Star, the last “number” on the program was by no means the least in interest to many. It was a street dance staged on Third street between Princess and Chestnut. This continued until around midnight and during the evening several hundred couples participated. The music was furnished by Grainger’s orchestra. Without doubt, the 1921 Armistice Day parade was the largest ever held in Wilmington.