Would you like to be a parade participant?

Sat. Nov. 11, 2017

You can salute local vets during the Sarasota Veterans’ Day Parade. The theme for this year’s parade and ceremony is, “We Can Do It!” The phrase was made famous by the fictional, WWII-era icon Rosie the Riveter. The Parade, hosted by the City of Sarasota in conjunction with the Sarasota Patriotic Observance Committee, will begin at 10 a.m. at Main Street and Osprey Avenue and will end at approximately 11 a.m. at Chaplain J.D. Hamel Park at the corner of Main Street and Gulfstream Avenue where a ceremony will be held. Sponsored by the Sarasota Patriotic Observance Committee.
WAA Parade Walkers
Anyone who would like to be part of the Sarasota Veterans Day parade is welcome to meet with Ron Selby near his black truck that will be covered in flags promoting Wreaths Across America (WAA). You are encouraged to bring a flag to wave while walking or wear something to help promote WAA.

Day: Saturday November 11, 2017
Ron’s Arrival: 8:30 am
Walkers Gather: 9:30 am
Parade Starts: 10:00 am
Parade Duration: 30 min
Parade Ends: 11:00 am
Where: 1777 Main St., Sarasota, FL (Suntrust Building on Main St.)

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Theme & Parade Marshal

This year’s theme is “We Can Do It”. Anyone with questions or who are interested in participating in the parade may contact the Sarasota Veterans Day parade Marshal Daniel Kennedy at 941-812-5406. If you are a WAA participant and have questions related to representing the Wreaths Across America Sarasota efforts you may contact Ron Selby at 866-WREATHS (866-973-2847).

Parade Host – City of Sarasota

The Veterans Day parade is hosted by The City of Sarasota. For more information about the parade itself you can contact Jan Thornburg, the City of Sarrasota’s senior communications manager, at jan.thornburg@sarasotagov.com or 941-954-2613.