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Chairman's Message


Welcome to the Dallas Veterans Day Parade Committee. I am indeed honored to be the Chairman for the 2014 Veterans Day Ceremony and Parade, to be held in downtown Dallas.

This annual event is organized and conducted by volunteers, who devote their time and efforts to honor our military servicemen and women, past and present.

We are especially grateful for the support of the City of Dallas, without whom this event could not occur.

Many corporations and individuals throughout the Dallas area assist us, each year, to help make it possible to present Dallas’ patriotic Veterans Day Parade. We deeply appreciate the participation and support of more than 100 military and veteran organizations, within our community.

You are encouraged to take the time to review this website. And you are invited to join us by participating in this event with your time, talent or contributions. We invite you to contact us via any of the telephone numbers you see below.

2013 Chairman

Don B. Munson, LTC, USA (Ret)


Join us in showing your appreciation to the military veterans of all of our nation’s armed forces - Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marines. We salute all those who are serving, those who have served, and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

Welcome to our Veteran’s Day activities. Be there on TUESDAY, November 11th, 2014, in downtown Dallas, as we honor our veterans on their special day.


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


Management Team:
Chairman: Don B. Munson, LTC, USA (Ret)
Vice Chairman: Larry Patterson, BG (Brevet), TXARNG (Ret.)
Treasurer: Woody Alexander, LTC, USA (Ret.)
Secretary: Alan Backof
Underwriting: William A. Solemene, Lt. Col., USAF (Ret)
Advisory Committee:
MG Al Zapanta, USA (Ret.)
RADM L.R. Bob Smith, USN (Ret.)
Col Ken Cordier, USAF (Ret.)
Col. Jim Wolfe, USAF (Ret.)
LTC King Moss II, USAR (Ret.)
LTC Don Munson, USA (Ret)
Fmr. Capt. Bob Dickson, USAF
LT Kermit Gable, USAR
Past Chairmen:
CAPT Nick Harper 2013
LTC Don Munson 2012
MG Albert Zapanta 2011
Col. Jim Wolfe 2010
LTC Don Munson 2009
SGT Kermit Gable 2008
Capt John Hayes 2007
Capt Bob Dickson 2006
LTC King Moss, II 2005
COL Larry Patterson 2004
Lt Col Bill Solemene 2003
Col Ken Cordier 2002
Capt Cloyde Pinson 2001
RADM Bob Smith 2000
Larry Duncan 1998, 1999
George Bannerman Dealey 1922 to 1945
Helpful Telephone Numbers:
Chairman: 972.471.3499 - Don Munson
Underwriting/Donations: 214.357.7325 - William A. Solemene
Public Relations: 214.357.7325 - William A. Solemene
Logistics: 469.583.8714 - Pat Teipel
Art Contest & Bands: 940.321.6944 - Rollie Stevens
DISD JROTC: 214.384.4307 - CSM Juan Hernandez
Volunteers: 469.583.8714 - Pat Teipel
Dignitaries: 972.203.9175 or 214.957.0186 - King Moss II
Parade Entries & Displays: 972.393.2718 - Ken Boatman
Planning Calendar:

The Dallas Veterans Day Parade Committee meets at Frontiers of Flight Museum, 6911 Lemmon Ave, Dallas, Texas. Meetings are held in the 2nd floor conference room at 11:00, the third Thursday of each month.

Each meeting will assess progress and review committee reports.

We invite all those interested in working with the Dallas Veterans Day Parade committee to attend.