Greater Dallas Veterans Day Parade
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The Chairman's Message

Welcome to the Greater Dallas Veterans Day Parade website. I am honored to be the Chairman for the 2023 Veterans Day Ceremony and Parade to be held in downtown Dallas.

This year’s parade will take place on Thursday, November 9th, at 11:00 a.m. This event is organized and conducted by veterans and volunteers of all ages, who devote their time and efforts to honor our military servicemen and women, past and present. Veterans Day is a day to be PROUD TO BE AMERICAN!

The city of Dallas and the Greater Dallas Veterans Day Parade Committee are working extremely hard to make sure there will be a parade this year in downtown Dallas.

We are especially grateful for the support of the city of Dallas, without which this event could not occur. Many corporations and individuals throughout the Dallas area assist us each year to help make the parade possible. We deeply appreciate their participation and support, as well as that of many military and veteran organizations. You, too, can become part of this patriotic event by volunteering to help make this the best Veterans Day Parade in America!

You are encouraged to review this website to see the ways you can participate and join us by giving your time, talents, and/or contributions. Through your participation you show how important the military veterans of all our armed forces—Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Space Force, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marines—are to preserving our freedoms. We salute all those who are serving, those who have served, and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Please plan to be there on Friday, November 10th, as we honor our veterans on their special day.


COL Ron Forest, USA
Chairman, 2023 GDVD Parade & Celebration


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


Management Team:

  • Chairman: COL Ron Forest, (USA Ret)
  • Vice - Chairman: Philip A. "Pat" Teipel 469-583-8714

Parade Responsibilities & Contacts:

  • City Coordination: Philip A. "Pat" Teipel 469-583-8714
  • Volunteers: Philip A. "Pat" Teipel 469-583-8714
  • Parade Director: 1st Lt. David Iverson (USA FMR) 309-287-2936
  • Parade Marshall: Mike Sorenson 214-435-0277
  • DISD JROTC:CSM Lonnie Clark 972-925-4863
  • Military Units: LTC Don Munson, (USA Ret) 972-471-3499
  • Bands: MS Tracy Fisher 972-983-4843
  • City Hall Displays: Mr. Billy Schooling 214-708-8800
  • Dignitary Director: LTC King Moss, (USA Ret) 214-957-0186
  • Reviewing Party: BG Larry Patterson (USA Ret) 214-673-7497
  • Gold Star Families: Maggy Croxville 214-354-6077
  • Logistics Director: Philip A. "Pat" Teipel 469-583-8714
  • Public Relations Director: MS Mary Lester 817-360-1164
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, typically, the third Thursday of each month. During the Pandemic these meetings may be held using Zoom and in person. Information on how the meeting will be conducted will be distributed beforehand. We invite all those interested in working with the Dallas Veterans Day Parade Committee to attend.
Past Chairs:
Col Ric Hamer 2022
MAJ Douglas Gagliano 2021                                LTC Don Munson 2009
MG Albert Zapanta 2020                                      SGT Kermit Gable 2008
Philip A. "Pat" Teipel 2019                                   Capt John Hayes 2007
Philip A. "Pat" Teipel 2018                                   Capt Bob Dickson 2006
Col Joe Cordina 2017                                           LTC King Moss, II 2005
MS Tracy Fisher 2016                                          COL Larry Patterson 2004
LTC King Moss II 2015                                        Lt Col Bill Solemene 2003
LTC Don Munson 2014                                        Col Ken Cordier 2002
CAPT Nick Harper 2013                                      Capt Cloyde Pinson 2001
LTC Don Munson 2012                                        RADM Bob Smith 2000
MG Albert Zapanta 2011                                      Larry Duncan 1998, 1999
Col. Jim Wolfe 2010                                             George Bannerman Dealey 1922 to 1945