This year’s parade theme is the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War serving as a welcome home to our borough’s many Vietnam veterans. The parade will continue until 2 p.m. and conclude at Bicentennial Veterans Memorial Park where a ceremony honoring this year’s grand marshal and honorary grand marshals will take place.
Lieutenant Colonel Floyd Carter, a Tuskegee Airman veteran who served during in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam has been appointed as this year’s grand marshal. In 2007, Lieutenant Colonel Carter was one of 200 Tuskegee Airmen awarded the Congressional Gold Medal of Honor by former president George W. Bush.
Honorary grand marshals for the 2015 parade include Robert ‘Coz’ Eraneazio, Ray Karta, Maurice Powers, James Cerasoli, Cornelius Wallace, Robert Fritz, John Laguna and Angelo ‘Jerry’ Gerardi.
Prior to the parade, the Veterans Day Breakfast is scheduled from 9 to 11 a.m. at Villa Barone Manor and is free for all to attend, however guests are asked to RSVP beforehand.
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