IWO JIMA MEDAL OF HONOR HOLDER
HERSHEL “WOODY” WILLIAMS IN TOWN NOV. 23, 2020
The Texas Veterans Parade, The Navarro County Foundation, in conjunction with the Bill McNutt Family Fund, are proud to dedicate the Navarro County Gold Star Family Memorial in Corsicana, Texas on the Courthouse lawn, Monday November 23, 2020 at 4:15pm, followed by the Medal of Honor Banquet at the Corsicana Country Club. The public is welcome at both events, as are Gold Star Families from across the Lone Star State.
For questions in regard to the MOH banquet tickets and reservations, please call Ms. Liz Brown, 903-879-7266.
MEDAL OF HONOR TROPHY TO BE AWARDED
FRIDAY DECEMBER 4, 2020
The Medal of Honor Trophy is awarded each time the Ennis Lions and Corsicana Tigers play football. The trophy honors an American hero and Medal of Honor recipient from each High School, Jack Lummus from Ennis and the battle for Iwo Jima in World War II, and Candelario “Spider” Garcia, from Corsicana and the Vietnam war. The trophy will be kept by the winning school’s athletic department until the next game is played. This years game will be played at Tiger Stadium in Corsicana, Texas on Friday Night December 4, 2020. A surprise celebrity will be on hand to present the trophy to the winning team.
OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT, NEW DATE HAS BEEN SET:
The Parade will commence and end at the County Courthouse, with Beaton and Main Streets as primary route. The TVP will be followed by the Corsicana “AirSho.”
The dedication of the Gold Star Family Memorial Monument and the annual Medal of Honor Banquet had to be postponed to a date in July. A specific date has not yet been determined. We will release new information as it becomes available to us. For questions in regard to the MOH banquet and reservations, please call Ms. Liz Brown, 903-879-7266.
Registration Forms for TVP 2021 Parade Online
The registration forms for the 2021 Texas Veterans Parade are now online and can be accessed through the Registration Forms Section as PDF and Word DOC. A fillable PDF form will be added shortly.
2021 Texas Veterans Parade
Saturday May 15, 2021, 10:00 am
Corsicana, Texas is the city where the 2021 Texas Veterans Parade will take place, on Saturday May 15th, 2021, at 10:00am. The Parade is set to start at the Navarro County Courthouse with a route through historic brick streets of downtown Corsicana.
We at the Texas Veterans Parade have a simple, yet powerful mission statement: “To honor Texas Veterans of all wars and conflicts. To teach our school children about the sacrifices of Texas Veterans, Freedom and Liberty.”
The Parade will include floats from patriotic organizations like the Daughters of the American Revolution, Military Reenactors from different wars, Vintage Military Vehicles, Color Guards, Bands, marching Boy Scouts and much more. Trophies will be awarded for the best in each category. The Parade will also feature a flyover, performed by the Coyote Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force.
Registration is open NOW. Please join us and register now for this great and unique event here in Corsicana, Texas!
Texas Veterans Parade Photo Gallery
Come and check out our new Photo Gallery with all pictures in connection with our Parade on one page!
Letter of Support from our Mayor Don Denbow
When one hears the word patriotism, what comes to mind? In a country as diverse and complex as the United States, the word takes on many meanings. True patriotism is a strong sense of pride in and connection to a nation that champions its people, loves its land, and learns from its history. Part of history is military conflict. These significant events and the men and women who engage in all aspects are often overlooked in favor of more modern, commercialized celebrations.
National Armed Forces Day, celebrated on the third Saturday in May, is a day parade organizers in Corsicana, Texas have determined to be a great day to recognize not only military veterans, but active military, along with the organizations who support the patriotic belief. The inaugural Texas Veterans Parade will move through historic Downtown Corsicana, along the brick streets and businesses. Participants will be recognized for their service to our country. I, and many of those who live here, can’t recall such a military parade in town for more than 30 years. The last military parade in the United States honored the end of the Gulf War, so what better time to display how we came to enjoy the freedoms we have.
The parade will be May 15, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. I am inviting anyone who is part of a group or organization with ties to any branch of military, active or retired, to join this parade. Youth groups are encouraged to attend and participate to experience the dedication these veterans show all of us.
The Grand Marshal is a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor. Vintage military vehicles, a Commemorative Air Force Ground Force Detachment Unit, and a flyover by the Coyote Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force are all scheduled. Patriotic floats, marching bands, and the Corsicana High School U.S. Air Force ROTC will join the parade.
Any organizations interested in participating should contact Joe D. Hill, U.S. Navy (Retired) at (430) 775-0856 or visit the website at www.texasveteransparade.com for an application.
City of Corsicana