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Plans For 2015

In 2015 the Veterans Day parade will be in downtown Dallas. It will be on WEDNESDAY, November 11th, with massing of the colors and the 11th hour (11:00 AM) ceremony in front of City Hall. The parade will commence following the official ceremony (approximately 1 hour). The route will start at Reunion Arena, will proceed north on Houston Street, east on Main Street, south on Ervay Street, west on Young Street, south on Akard Street and pass in review in front of City Hall.

The parade route is similar to prior years. After passing in review, parade units will turn south on Ervay and disperse south of City Hall.

Military vehicles and equipment, veterans organizations, civic and corporate displays will be available for viewing at 9:30 AM in front of City Hall and will be dismantled after the parade.

2015 Parade Theme: "Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the End of World War II".
See the May 6, 2015 Press Release (PDF).

Grand Marshals

  • Captain (FMR) Jerry Yellin--Army Air Corps (served in Pacific/Asia theater and flew the last US combat mission)
  • 1st Lieutenant (FMR) Morris Paulk--Army Air Corps (served in the Atlantic/European theater)
  • Lieutenant Colonel (Ret)Charley Alford--Army (Europe)
  • Sergeant (FMR) RV Burgin--Marines (served in the Pacific/Asian theater)
  • Petty Officer First Class (FMR)James Henderson--Navy (served in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters)
  • Lieutenant Junior Grade (FMR) Barbara Park—US Coast Guard
  • Master Sergeant (Retired) Will Nealy--US Army (served in the Pacific/Asian theater)

Reviewing Officers

  • US Army--Brigadier General David Hill
  • US Navy--Admiral Chris Sadler
  • US Marine Corps--Colonel William Dwiggins (Ret)
  • US Air Force--Lieutenant General John Campbell (Ret)
  • US Coast Guard--Captain Rob McLellan
  • US Merchant Marines--Captain Robert Keslinke, US Navy (Ret)

Keynote Speaker
U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions

As in years past we anticipate more than 150 units in the parade.


Parade Route
School Participation
2015 Judging Results
Click on PARADE PROGRAMS to see Programs that describe past Veterans Day Parades in Dallas.