• VETERANS DAY PARADE & PICNIC
    Tuesday, November 11, 2014 
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    11:11 a.m.  
    Parade begins on Washington Avenue from 17 Street to 11 Streets, turning into Flamingo Park Baseball Stadium 

    Noon – 1 p.m.:
    Ceremony, Parachute Team Demonstration & Picnic at Flamingo Park Baseball Stadium (12 Street & Michigan Avenue - aka 1435 Michigan Ave)

    Miami Beach, FL – In celebration of Veterans Day, Miami Beach will hold the annual parade along Washington Avenue from 17 to 11 streets. There will be an exciting line up of floats, veteran marching bands and a high-flying all veterans parachute team that will come in for a landing at Flamingo Park for a wreath laying ceremony and free picnic.

    World War II Army Air Corp veterans played a major role in the history and development of Miami Beach. Miami Beach was the training grounds for air servicemen in 1940s. Many South Beach hotels were used as housing for the troops that would march and exercise on the beach, golf club, and streets on regular drills. The County Causeway was renamed the MacArthur Causeway in honor of General Douglas MacArthur. After the war, many of these veterans with “sands in their shoes” made Miami Beach their permanent home.

    The special Miami Beach centennial float will be debuting at the parade, and it will later be available for photo ops at Flamingo Park Baseball Stadium.

    Sponsors include Miami Beach Medical Group, Coca-Cola, Car2Go, Miami Beach Suncare, Peterson's Harley Davidson Motor Cycles and the City of Miami Beach.

    Parade Line-up:

    1. MBPD Honor Guard 

    2. MBPD Command Staff

    3. 13th Army Marching Band 

    4. FL. National Guard 

    5. Military Vehicles 

    6. Army Reserve 

    7. Marines 

    8. 1955 MBPD Patrol Car 

    9. Miami Beach Drum Corps. 

    10. Grand Marshall- David Richardson 

    11. Elected on Centennial Float 

    12. Connie Leon-Kreps (Mayor of North Bay Village) 

    13. Claudia V Cubillo (Mayor of El Portal)

    14. Miami Beach Senior High NJROTC Program 

    15. The American Legion Miami Beach Post 85

    16. VFW Post 3559

    17. Chapter 95 Green Knights Military Motorcycle Club 

    18. R.O.C. Veterans Association in Florida

    19. Harley Davidson

    20. Coca-Cola

    21. Maserati with Luisa 

    22. MBPD Marine Patrol Boat 

    23. The Meek Achievers 

    24. MBPD Pink Car 

    25. Girl Scout Troop 1239

    26. Miami Beach Medical Group 

    27. Navy JROTC Michael M. Krop Senior High School 

    28. MBPD Command Bus 

    29. MBSH Marching Band 

    30. Fienberg Fisher K-8 Center 

    31. Nautilus Middle School 

    32. Magic 102.7

    33. Braddock JNROTC

    34. Car2Go 

    35. Happy Kids Childcare

    36. Miami Beach PAL Scout Troop 65

    37. Boucher Brothers

    38. ZEUS Division 

    39. 104.3 The Ticket

    40. Flamingo Park Neighborhood Association 

    41. Sunflower Society 

    42. Duck Tours

    43. Miss America, Miss Miami Trop, Miss Worldwide International (In the Duck Tours)

    44. Sunshine Corvette

    45. Tremont 

    46. N.E.W. Generation Drumline/Auxiliary/Cheerleaders/SGA

    47. MB Fire Department 

     

    Ceremony Program

    Master of Ceremonies- Miami Beach City Manager, Jimmy L. Morales 

    Presentation of the Colors- Joint Honor Guard 

    Pledge of Allegiance- The Honorable Harold Rosen 

    National Anthem- Luisa Maggioni 

    Invocation- MBPD Chaplain, Eddie Gervais 

    Retiring of the Colors- Joint Honor Guard

    All Veterans Parachute Team Demonstration 

    Grand Marshal- State Representative, David Richardson 

    Presentation of Wreaths- MBPD Explorers 

    Guest Speakers: Major General Mark Nowland, Air Force, Chief of Staff at U.S. Southern Command 

    Captain Austin Gould, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Commander 

    Moment of Silence (honoring World War 1 Armistice) 

    21 Gun Salute- MBPD Honor Guard Firing Team 

    Flyover- U.S. Air Force 482 Fighter Wing, F-16 Mako Jet Fighters, Homestead Air Force Base 

    Taps- 13th Army Band 

    Benediction- MBPD Chaplain, Eddie Gervais 

    Special Thanks

     

 
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