Greater Dallas Veterans Day Parade
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The Chairman's Message

Welcome to the Greater Dallas Veterans Day Parade Committee. I am indeed honored to be the Chairman for the 2020 Veterans Day Ceremony and Parade, to be held in downtown Dallas.

This year's parade will take place on Wednesday November 11th. This event is organized and conducted by volunteers of all ages, 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 the Greater Dallas' Veterans Day Parade. We deeply appreciate the participation and support of more than 100 military and veteran organizations, within our community, and YOU too can become part of this celebration by volunteering to help make this the best Veterans Day Parade in America.

You are encouraged to take the time to review this website. Additionally, you are invited to join us by participating in this event with your time, talent or contributions through the APPLICATIONS or CONTRIBUTIONS links on this web site.


2013 Chairman

MG Albert Zapanta


Through your participation you show how important the military veterans of all of our nation's armed forces - Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air 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.

Plan to be there on WEDNESDAY, November 11th, 2020, 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:

  • Honorary Chairman: TBA
  • Chairman: MG Albert Zapanta
  • Vice - Chairman: Philip A. "Pat" Teipel 469-583-8714
  • Treasurer: CAPT Nick Harper 214-349-6584
  • Secretary: Col Ric Hammer (Ret) 214-500-0951

Parade Responsibilities & Contacts:

  • City Coordination: Philip A. "Pat" Teipel 469-583-8714
  • Volunteers: Philip A. "Pat" Teipel 469-583-8714
  • Parade Director: David Iverson 309-287-2936
    • Parade Marshall: Terry Bachran 214-729-9744
    • DISD JROTC: CSM Lonnie Clark 469-556-7984
    • Military Units: LTC Don Munson 972-471-3499
    • Bands: MS Tracy Fisher 972-983-4843
  • Dignitary Director: LTC King Moss (Ret) 972-203-9175
    • Reviewing Party: BG Larry Patterson (Ret) 214-673-7497
    • Gold Star Mothers: Robert Bjelke 972-762-8754
    • Art Contest: Weldon Nash 469-767-5806
  • Logistics Director: Lt Col Phil Hardin (Ret) 972-872-7523
  • Public Relations Director: MS Mary Lester 817-360-1164
  • Display Director: Cindy Thomas 972-527-7505
Past Chairs:
Philip A. "Pat" Teipel 2019
Philip A. "Pat" Teipel 2018
Col Joe Cordina 2017
MS Tracy Fisher 2016
LTC King Moss II 2015
LTC Don Munson 2014
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
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. 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.