Mission Statement

The Veterans Day Parade Group, Inc., is an all volunteer non-profit organization. Our mission: is to organize and execute the Tampa Bay Veterans Day Parade. To honor and thank all U.S. Military Veterans for their sacrifices, promote patriotism in our community, perpetuate a positive image of American Veterans, and foster pride in service to our country.

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Freedom is not Free that is why we honor the Men and Women who have sacrificed for our Freedom! Neither is the Parade.

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The 2015 Veterans Day Parade is Saturday November 7, 2015 on Hanley Road from Barry Road south to Paula Drive. The Parade starts at 10:00am and continues until about 12:30pm.

The Parade staging area on Armand Dr next to Morgan Woods Elementary School opens at 8:00am and participants are urged to arrive early as Hanley Road and all cross streets will close at 9:00 A.M. starting at Hillsborough Avenue north to Waters Avenue.

The Parade will start at 10:00 A.M.

  • Leading the Parade is the MacDill Honor Guard marching South on Hanley Rd from Barry Rd.
  • Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
  • Grand Marshall Colonel Scott DeThomas Commander, MacDill Air Force Base 6th Air Mobility Wing and his family.
  • The 2013 Veteran’s Day Parade Honoree is
  • The bands from Alonso High School, Leto High School, Sligh Middle School, Webb Middle School, and W. G. Pierce Middle School will be performing this year.
  • Alonzo High School, Gather High School, and Hillsborough High School JROTC programs along with the American Victory Division U.S. Navy Sea Cadets and United States Naval Sea Cadet Corp Tampa Bay Division are marching to support our troops