2015 16th Annual Veterans Day Parade
Theme: Bend commemorates the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII and the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War. This year's parade will honor our “Living Legacies".
Parade Grand Marshals:
Col. John Turner, U.S. Army, WWII
Vietnam Veterans of America, Bend Chapter 820
Parade Route: NW Harmon – Newport Avenue – South on Wall Street – Riverside Drive
Steve Esselstyn, former special events liaison of the Bend Police Department, supports our veterans! He has donated a check to cover the cost of parade permits for 10 years! Steve is also a member of the Band of Brothers. We offer thanks and wish to acknowledge his generosity and loving service to our community.
A few fun facts:
- One of the largest Veteran’s Day parades in Oregon
- Number of spectators = 10,000+
- Number of parade participants = 2,400+
- Number of volunteers = 100+