Here are some of the sights and sounds of the Tampa Bay Veterans Parade on Saturday morning. The parade route was on Hanley Road between Barry Road and Paula Drive in Tampa.
The Tampa Bay Veterans Parade rolled through a Town and Country neighborhood in Tampa Saturday morning in tribute to America’s war veterans and all service men and service women. With Veterans Day this coming Wednesday, November 11th, this 22nd annual parade also was a celebration of America’s freedom for parade goers.
Many of today’s parade visitors and marching and rolling units wore their red, white and blue and waved American flags to salute America’s veterans and military service men and women. They also got patriotic necklaces and candy along the parade route.
Jack, an army veteran who served in the Korean War said he attends this parade every year with his family. His son and granddaughter came with him today.
The annual parade is coordinated by volunteers who manage the more than 60 units. Organizers say that since 1994, the event has drawn more people with over 25,000 parade goers in 2014. They also say the parade is one of the largest veterans parades in Florida.