CORSICANA, Texas, April 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Texas Veterans Parade, Corsicana, Texas will honor current and past Military Veterans from all wars and conflicts on Armed Forces Day, Saturday morning May 18. The website is www.texasveteransparade.com
The parade will honor two Corsicana and Navarro County heroes, Candelario "Spider" Garcia, 2014 Medal of Honor recipient, as well as the namesake of the county, Jose Antonio Navarro, who signed both the Texas Declaration of Independence and the Texas Constitution.
A Texas Veterans Parade in Corsicana is not new. It is the reestablishment of a tradition that goes back more than 100 years. The World War I Armistice parade in 1918 and 1945 World War II Victory Parade and Rodeo drew thousands of Texans to Corsicana's famous downtown, located one hour south of Dallas, Texas.
The modern parade Founder is a 1973 Corsicana High graduate, Bill McNutt. His daughter Slone McNutt, a 9 year old public school student originated the idea.
The 2019 Parade will start at 10 a.m. and include a WWII combat veteran and a Medal of Honor recipient as the Grand Marshals. Parade Co-Chairman Joe Hill said, "We are searching statewide for reenactors from all wars, vintage military vehicles and marching bands to go along with our flyover from the Commemorative Airforce."
Trophies will be awarded in all categories.
About the Texas Veterans Parade, Corsicana
The Texas Veterans Parade, Corsicana exists to honor Texas Veterans from all Wars and Conflict and to teach our children about the sacrifices of Veterans, liberty and freedom. To participate in the parade telephone 903-257-5910.
The parade will start at ten AM on Saturday May 18, 2019 at the Navarro County Courthouse in Corsicana, Texas.
Hotels are available.
Susana Wilson, Press Representative
SOURCE Texas Veterans Parade