TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The American Legion Morgan McDermott Post 7 and the city of Tucson is inviting the public to attend the 97th annual Tucson Veterans Day Parade at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 11.
'Remembering Pearl Harbor: 75 years later' is the theme for this year's parade, and the grand marshal is Maurice A. Storck. Storck was a corporal in the U.S. Army from 1936 to 1946. He survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.
Trophies will be awarded to parade entries in the following categories:
- Senior Color Guard
- Junior Color Guard
- Senior Marching Unit
- Junior Marching Unit
- Float (truck and trailer)
- Decorated Automobiles
- Musical Group
- Veteran’s Organization
- Military Unit
- Motorcycle Group
And this year's parade route will start downtown at West Alameda Street and Granada Avenue, heading east on West Alameda Street and turning onto North Stone Avenue, then onto West Franklin Street. From West Franklin Street, participants will continue on North Church Avenue and then to West Sixth Street. From Sixth Street, parade participants will head south on North Granada Avenue and return to the staging point on West Alameda Street.
Parade participants will begin assembling at 8 a.m.
Road closure info:
- From 8am to about 1pm, West Alameda Street between Manning House Way and Church Avenue will be closed.
- From about 10 am, Stone Avenue south of Sixth Street will be closed; Church Avenue between Pennington Street and Sixth Street/St. Mary’s Road will be closed; Sixth Street/St. Mary’s Road between Stone Avenue and Granada Avenue will be closed; Franklin Street between Stone Avenue and Church Avenue; and Granada Avenue between Congress Street and Sixth Street/St. Mary’s Road will be closed.
- Businesses, parking garages, and parking lots will be open and accessible. Local resident, pedestrian and bicycle access will be maintained in and around road closures.
Participant Registration: http://tucsonveteransdayparade.org/parade-entrant-form.html
Contact: Lisette Eckman, Tucson Veterans Day Parade Chairman, 520-622-8703 or firstname.lastname@example.org