Greater Dallas Veterans Day Parade
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The Chair's Message – Volunteers to Help with the Parade

 

Welcome to the Greater Dallas Veterans Day Parade Committee. I am indeed honored to be the Chair for the 2017 Veterans Day Ceremony and Parade, to be held in downtown Dallas.

This annual event, while normally held on November 11th at 1100 hours, will take place on Friday, November 10th, 1100 hours so that more of our young school-aged persons may participate. 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 Dallas' patriotic 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 now to help make this the #1 Veterans Day Parade in America, "the land of the free and home of the brave!"

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 link on our site.

 

2013 Chairman

Joe Cordina

 

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 FRIDAY, November 10th, 2017, in downtown Dallas, as we honor our veterans on their special day.

LINKS TO MILITARY VETERANS ORGANIZATIONS

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

 

Management Team:
Honorary Chairman: Hon. Sam Johnson
Chair: Col. Joe Cordina (Ret)
Vice Chair: Mr. Pat Teipel
Treasurer: LTC Woody Alexander (Ret)
Secretary: LTC Don Munson (Ret)
Contributions: Mary Lynn Swayze
Public Relations: Mary Lester
BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
CAPT Nick Harper (Ret), Chairman
MG Al Zapanta (Ret)
BG Larry Patterson (Ret)
COL Ron Forest (Ret)

Col Ken Cordier (Ret)

LTC Don Munson (Ret)
LTC King Moss II (Ret)
LTC Walt Capps (Ret)
LTC Woody Alexander (Ret)
Capt Glenn Middleton (Fmr)
Ms. Tracy Fisher
Ms. Mary Lynn Swayze
Past Chairs:
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
Helpful Telephone Numbers:
Chair: 972-365-5118 - Joe Cordina
Contributions: 469-487-6463 - Mary Lynn Swayze
Public Relations: 817-360-1164 - Mary Lester
Logistics: 972-872-7523 - Phil Hardin
Art Contest: 469-767-5806 - Weldon Nash
Bands: 972-471-3499 - Don Munson
DISD JROTC: 469-556-7984 - CSM Lonnie Clark
Volunteers: 469-583-8714 - Pat Teipel
Dignitaries: 972-203-9175 - King Moss II, or 469-487-6463 - Mary Lynn Swayze
Parade Entries & Displays: 972-393-2718 - Ken Boatman
Gold Star Mothers: 972-762-8754 - Robert Bjelke
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.