The above video clip is an excerpt of our parade.
The thought of a parade honoring Veterans in San Antonio was born out of love to our city’s military veterans and its rich military heritage. The first parade on November 18, 2000, with only a handful of participants, has grown to almost 250 Entries and national attention. With each year, the parade grows in participants, entries, length and acclaim. The events of September 11, 2001, certainly, brought forth a renewed and more dedicated move to keep our active military and veterans in our hearts and minds. San Antonio’s Chamber of Commerce has declared “Celebrate America’s Military” (CAM) Week and the U.S. Military Veterans Parade Association adds to that celebration with our salute to all veterans.
Spearheading this annual event is the U.S. Military Veterans Parade Association with its proud theme of “Veterans and Community - United”, which hails to the core of its existence and purpose. Our goal is to present a Veterans Parade that all can point to as the crowning jewel for Celebrate America’s Military Week in San Antonio, Texas.
Join us in lining the downtown streets and waving your American flag, showing your pride as you honor those veterans, past and present, who so unselfishly served or serve to defend our freedom in our great Nation - under God, and the freedom of others around the world.
Delia A. Guajardo, President USMVPA
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The 2016 Veterans Parade is dedicated to the late
Fernando F. Reyes
(Sept 7, 1921 – June 7, 2012),
a United States Army Air Corps World War II Veteran.
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Photo of: Tony Vasquez
VFW District 20
Sr. Vice Commander
Far to few of our children know the price of freedom. Men and women who have served, still take the time to make a positive influence on today's youth.
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RULES & Application
The parade route is 1.6 miles long. Application Deadline is October 15, 2016. All applications will be reviewed by the Parade Administrator and approved by the Executive Board. All parade applications must be submitted with fees and be legible and complete. Submitting an application does not guarantee acceptance by the association. Any entry with a child or children under the age of 12 must have adult supervision. If accepted information packet will be made available to the participant. The packet will provide the participant with the parade position number and additional instructions. Entries not decorated will not be allowed to participate in the parade.
Lessons of Liberty Initiative
"We must remember that many who served in our military never lived to be called veterans. We must remember many had their lives changed forever by experiences or the injuries of combat. All veterans are examples of service and citizenship for every American to remember and to follow." -- President George W. Bush,
Oct. 30, 2001
In October of 2001, President Bush announced the Lessons of Liberty Initiative, a way for students to learn about America and its values, as well as the men and women who have been called on to defend our freedom