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98th Annual Tucson Veterans Day Parade
Join the American Legion Morgan McDermott Post 7 and the City of Tucson in recognizing current members of our military and veterans at the ninety-eighth annual Tucson Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. The theme this year is “For the hearts of veterans”.
Traffic restrictions will be in place throughout the day.
This year’s Grand Marshal is Adolfo “Harpo” Celaya, one of the survivors of the USS Indianapolis. Harpo survived for five days holding onto a raft after the USS Indianapolis was sunk by a Japanese submarine just after midnight on July 30, 1945.
Parade entrants will be judged and awarded trophies in the following categories: Senior Color Guard, Junior Color Guard, Senior Marching Unit, Junior Marching Unit, Float (truck and trailer), Decorated Automobiles, Musical Group, Veteran’s Organization, Military Unit and Motorcycle Group.
Parade participants will start assembling at 8 a.m. The parade begins downtown at West Alameda Street and Granada Avenue and heads east on West Alameda Street and turns onto North Stone Avenue, then onto West Franklin Street. From West Franklin Street, participants will continue on North Church Avenue and then to West Sixth Street. From Sixth Street, parade participants will head south on North Granada Avenue and return to the staging point on West Alameda Street.
Road closure info:
From 8am to about 1pm, West Alameda Street between Manning House Way and Church Avenue will be closed.
From about 10 am, Stone Avenue south of Sixth Street will be closed; Church Avenue between Pennington Street and Sixth Street/St. Mary’s Road will be closed; Sixth Street/St. Mary’s Road between Stone Avenue and Granada Avenue will be closed; Franklin Street between Stone Avenue and Church Avenue; and Granada Avenue between Congress Street and Sixth Street/St. Mary’s Road will be closed.
Businesses, parking garages, and parking lots will be open and accessible. Local resident, pedestrian and bicycle access will be maintained in and around road closures.
Participant Registration: http://tucsonveteransdayparade.org/parade-entrant-form.html
Lisette Eckman, Tucson Veterans Day Parade Chairman, 520-622-8703 or firstname.lastname@example.org