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Denver's Veteran Organizations Unite to Create First-of-its-kind Veterans Day Parade

MEDIA ADVISORY

 Denver’s Veteran Organizations Unite To Create 

First-of-its-kind Veterans Day Parade

Denver, CO – Nov. 4, 2014 – Under the leadership of Colorado Veterans Project, this year’s Denver Veterans Day Parade will take on a new identity by paying tribute to all of our nation’s major military conflicts through interactive displays, floats and more.  From the Revolutionary War to Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom, the parade will feature military memorabilia from each era including uniforms, vehicles, and weapons. 

“For the first time in our city’s history, the Denver Veterans Day Parade will serve as a tool to educate about American military history,” said Rob Bingham, president of Colorado Veterans Project. “The serials in the parade are designed as a timeline that take spectators through a glimpse of the major conflicts and American military wars. The idea is to create a spectacle and allow citizens to gain a stronger understanding of the sacrifice and service our Veterans have endured while shaping America into what it is today.”

 What:                          2014 Veterans Day Parade

 When:                         Saturday, November 8, 10 a.m. – Noon

 Where:                        Downtown Denver near Civic Center Park

Parade Route: The parade begins in front of the City and County Building, meanders through side streets and ends on Lincoln in front of the State Capitol. The parade review stand will be located on Broadway between 14th Ave. and Colfax.

 Photo Opportunities:

·    Performances by parade marchers at the parade review stand including:

o   Medal of Honor Recipient: Joe Sakato (age 93)

o   Revolutionary War re-enactors

o   Civil War re-enactors

o   WWII re-enactors

o   Vintage military vehicles

o   State-of-the-art current military equipment

The 2014 Veterans Day Parade is sponsored by the City and County of Denver, Colorado Veterans Project and United Launch Alliance.

 For more information, visit www.DenverVeteransDay.com