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Honor Our Heroes Program

Nominate a local veteran as Parade Grand Marshal

Honor. Respect. Gratitude. These are the characteristics Honoring America’s Veterans (HAV) seeks in candidates for the “Honor Our Heroes” competition, as we select Grand Marshals for the parade each year.

As part of this competition, HAV will select seven winners—one for each era of service.

Nominate YOUR hero,  to be a Veteran Grand Marshal in the upcoming Parade!

Winners receive:

  • Parade participation – winners ride in the Parade.
  • Receive recognition by announcers at the eight-speaker towers along the parade route.
  • Winning nominations printed in the online parade program and HAV’s website after the event
  • Potential media recognition and thanks
  • Veterans Day commemorative items


To be nominated, the veteran must have served as an active-duty veteran of any United States military branch in one of the following eras of service:

  • World War II − 1941 to 1945
  • The Korean War − 1950 to 1953
  • The Vietnam War − 1958 to 1975
  • Cold War − 1945 to 1991
  • Desert Storm − 1990 to 1991
  • Operation Enduring Freedom − 2001 to ongoing (or other supporting campaigns)
  • Operation Iraqi Freedom − 2003 to 2011

Please denote any medals, ribbons, combat actions/or special efforts of recognition in your nomination. These may include gallantry, distinguished service, commendation, achievement, etc. (A list is available on Wikipedia.)

Please ensure your nomination write-up identifies the honor, bravery, dedication to service, community involvement, and support of our military or veterans from their time on active duty or in the reserves to the present day.  Your write-up is the single most compelling piece to help sway the judges.

As a nominator, if your veteran is chosen, you get to be a part of the action, including:

  • VIP seats at the Parade
  • Attendance at the awards banquet
  • Invitations to other special activities

We are no longer accepting nominations at this time.

Disclaimer: All submitted information becomes the property of Honoring America’s Veterans.
It reserves the right to change or alter this event or activity due to public health or other national, personal, or business issues that may impact our nonprofit.