Greater Dallas Veterans Day Parade
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Veterans Day History In Dallas:

In 1998 the veteran community re-established The Dallas Veterans Day Parade. The organization was incorporated in January 2000 and an IRS 501 (c) (3) rating was granted that same year. The organization is comprised of a cross section of elected veteran organization leaders of all ranks and service branches. Attention was also given to the qualifications and performance record of those elected to lead the organization.

The National Veterans Day Committee of the Department of Veterans Affairs, in Washington, has again, this year, selected Dallas as a Regional Site for the observance of Veterans Day. Click HERE to see all of the nationally recognized Regional Sites.

Click on Plans for 2022 to get a preview of the next Veterans Day in Dallas, FRIDAY, November 11th, 2022.


Click on PARADE PROGRAMS to see Programs that describe past Veterans Day Parades in Dallas.

Grand Marshals
Principal Speakers
2019 LTC James Megellas — US Army
Signalman 3rd Class William Caldwell — US Navy
Signalman 2nd Class Bob Jagers — US Navy
Corporal George McCalpin — US Army
Consul General de France Alexis ANDRES
2018 Colonel Ken Cordier, USAF (Ret) Consul General de France Alexis ANDRES
2017 Colonel William Dwiggins (U.S. Marine Corps)
Command Sergeant Major Juan Hernandez, (U.S.A.)
Lt General Ricardo Sanchez, U.S. Army (Ret)

Morgan Family
Cox Family

George P. Bush, Commissioner of the Texas General Land Office
2015 Captain (FMR) Jerry Yellin--Army Air Corps
1st Lieutenant (FMR) Morris Paulk--Army Air Corps
Lieutenant Colonel (Ret)Charley Alford--Army
Sergeant (FMR) RV Burgin--Marines
Petty Officer First Class (FMR)James Henderson--Navy
Lieutenant Junior Grade (FMR) Barbara Park—US Coast Guard
Master Sergeant (Retired) Will Nealy--US Army
U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions
2014 Vice Admiral David B. Robinson, USN (Ret)
Corporal Jake Schick, USMC
Sergeant Vince Rios, USA
Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst
2013 Capt Charles De Bellevue, USAF (Ret)
Col Bernard Talley, USAF (Ret)
REP Sam Johnson (Col USAF, Vietnam POW)
2012 Lt Col Edward J. Saylor, USAF (Ret) General Craig R. McKinley, USAF (Ret)
2011 Master Chief Petty Officer William "Bill" Hughs (USN, Ret)
Chief James Kanaman (USN, Ret)
Major General James L. Williams (USMC, Ret)
2010 LTC James Megellas USA (Ret) U.S. Army
Sgt R,V.Bergin U.S.Marine Corps
LCDR Jessie Naul USN (Ret) Navy
Leonard R. "Randy" Reeves USAF (Ret) U.S. Army Air Forces
Admiral Patrick M. Walsh (USN)
2009 Lieutenant Colonel (Dr.) Jerrold Grodin (USAR) Major General Thomas W. Travis (USAF)
Mr. H. Ross Perot
2008 Major General Richard Mulberry (USMC, Ret)
Rear Admiral L. Robert Smith (USN, Ret)
Brig Gen Timothy Boddie, Jr. (USAF, Ret)
Honorable Thomas P. Pauken
2007 Col John S Loisel (USAF, Ret) Col George E. "Bud" Day (USAF, Ret)

Sgt Robert Garza (Iraq, USMC)
LT William Wilhoit (WWII, USN)
CPT Allen Clark (Vietnam, USA)
MAJ Richard Agnew (Korea, USA)

COL James Brown (USA/TXARNG)
2005 LTC Weldon M. Downs (WWII, USA)
Cpl John Huffines (WWII Iwo Jima, USMC)
SgtMaj Daniel A. Huff (Iraq, USMC)
BG John Campbell (Afghanistan, USA)
2004 Maj Earl Tweed (Omaha Beach, WWII, Purple Heart)
SSgt Mark Graunke (USMC, Purple Heart Afghanistan and Iraq)
COL James B. Hickey (USA)
2003 REP Sam Johnson (Col USAF Vietnam POW) Lt Gen Tom Stafford (Astronaut USAF, Ret)
2002 Louis Read (Bataan POW) Lt Col Jeff Smiley (USAF)
2001 Pam Bradbury (Nurse Pearl Harbor Survivor) MG Will Latham (USA, Ret)
2000 Maj Gen Richard Mulberry (USMC, Ret) MG Robert Halverson (TXARNG, Ret)
1999 Louis Read (Bataan POW) CPT Allen B. Clark, Jr. (USA, Ret)

Plans for 2022
Parade Route Map
Plaza Map
School Participation
2021 Judging Results
Click on Parade Programs to see Programs that describe past Veterans Day Parades in Dallas.