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2020 Texas Veterans Parade

Saturday May 16, 2020, 10:00 am

Texas Veterans Parade LogoCorsicana, Texas is the city where the 2020 Texas Veterans Parade will take place, on Saturday May 16th, 2020, 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. The Grand Marshal for the 2020 Texas Veterans Parade will be a Medal of Honor Recipient and a World War II Combat Veteran – Hershel “Woody” Williams. The day the Marines raised the flag over Iwo Jima, Woody took out 6 Japanese pillboxes using flamethrowers.

Registration is open NOW. Please join us and register now for this great and unique event here in Corsicana, Texas!

 


Corsicana Daily Sun Article, May 11

We made the news again (click to read article)! Only 3 days to the Medal of Honor Dinner (Friday May 17, 6:30pm, few tickets still available, call 337-496-3615) and 4 days to our Parade, Saturday May 18 at 10am.

 


Corsicana Daily Sun Article, May 10

74 year drought over: Texas Veterans Parade returns, first since 1945 (click to read article)
 


Parade Assembly and Route Information

New information about the Parade Assembly and the final Parade Route have been posted in out 2019 Parade Route Section. There you will also find all related documents available for download.

 


Press Releas 6: Texas Veterans Parade Awards & Honors

Click on the link to read on our Press Releases Page. You can also download the press release as PDF.

 


Texas Veterans Parade Awards & Honors

New information has been posted in the Awards & Honors section of this website! Come check out the awards that will be given to Veterans and Civilians volunteering and serving the cause of our parade.

 


Texas Veterans Parade Photo Gallery

Come and check out our new Photo Gallery with all pictures in connection with our Parade on one page!

 


Press Release 5, April 12, 2019

National Champions, Navarro College Cheerleaders to Participate in Texas Veterans Parade

Click on the link to read on our Press Releases Page

 


Press Release 4, April 10, 2019

Corsicana High School JV and Varsity Teams to March in Parade

Click on the link to read on our Press Releases Page

 


Press Release 3, April 8, 2019

Texas Veterans Parade Co-Chair Joe Hill Receives Funds from Corsicana Visitors Bureau

Click on the link to read on our Press Releases Page

 


Press Release 2, April 3, 2019

Great-Great-Great-Granddaughter of Jose Antonio Navarro to Speak in Corsicana & Participate in Texas Veterans Parade May 18, 2018

Click on the link to read as PDF: Texas Veterans Parade, Press Release 2, Sylvia Navarro Interview, alternately you can also read it here on the website on our Press Releases Page

 


Press Release 1, March 26, 2019

World War II Combat Veteran and Japanese Prisoner of War Fiske Hanley to be Grand Marshall of Corsicana Veterans Parade 2019

Click on the link to read as PDF: Texas Veterans Parade, Press Release 1, March 29 2019, alternately you can also read it here on the website on our Press Releases Page

 


Letter of Support from our Mayor Don Denbow

Find the original letter here, and you can view a PDF version here.

Dear Citizens:

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 18, 2019, 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 903-257-5910 or visit the website at www.texasveteransparade.com for an application.

Don Denbow
Mayor
City of Corsicana