TULSA, Okla. — Tulsa is holding it's 102nd Veterans Day Parade on Wednesday, November 11.
The parade is being held in downtown Tulsa, beginning at 3rd Street and Boston Avenue, according to the Tulsa Veterans Day Parade Committee. CLICK HERE for City of Tulsa's interactive Traffic Map with Veterans Day parade route
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Governor Kevin Stitt tweeted on Wednesday morning thanking Oklahomans who served our state and nation:
To the Oklahomans who have served our state & nation, both past & present, thank you for your commitment & sacrifice. From responding to natural disasters at home to protecting us from enemies, both foreign & domestic, our veterans have each bravely answered the call of duty. pic.twitter.com/q4Y3HHAmnb— Governor Kevin Stitt (@GovStitt) November 11, 2020
The theme for the 2020 parade is "Honoring Our Greatest Generation." The parade begins at 11 a.m.
Around 11:05 a.m., official said a special fly-over of "Wild Kat," a Douglas C-49 plane known as the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII, will happen at the beginning and will continue to fly over the parade for about an hour.
The American Legion Post 1, located at 1120 East 8th Street in Tulsa is giving out lunches starting at 11 a.m. Wednesday as well.
Below are this year's Veterans Day parade honorees:
- James “Jim” Holman, Parade Grand Marshall, (U.S. Marines, Korean Conflict, enlisted June 23, 1950, at age 16)
- Father George Eber, Parade Chief of Staff, (U.S. Army,Vietnam, 1968-1972, Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart)
- Joe Degan, (age 97) Parade Commander, will not physically be in the parade due to age, (Air Force, B-24 Bombardier 48 missions, Distinguished Flying Cross and 3 air medals)
- William Edward “Ed” Roughley, (age 94) Parade Adjutant (may physically be in parade) (U.S. Army, November, 1943 – November, 1948, enlisted at age 17, served under General MacArthur as his driver).
PHOTO GALLERY: Marshall T. Moore Elementary students celebrate Veterans Day
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