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The Rapid Deployment Trophy is awarded annually to the
Commercial Float displaying the most 
Patriotic Display of Support for Our Troops

The voting for the Rapid Deployment Trophy is open until August 24, 2016 10:00 p.m.

To qualify for the Commercial Float with the most Patriotic Display of Support for Our Troops a unit must display:

  • The Parade Theme Colors of RED, WHITE, & BLUE
  • The unit must display the Organizations Patriatism and Support for Our Troops
    • Example: TJMaxx 2011 employees decorated shopping carts with Support to the Troops hand crafted posters.
  • A unit is eligible to win the Rapid Deployment Trophy once every 4 Years.
  • A unit is eligible to win a different division during the waiting period to recapture the Rapid Deployment Trophy.

Trophy Winners receive the following:

  • Preferred placement in the Parade lineup the following year.
  • Prepaid entry in the 2016 Parade the following year.
  • A Trophy Banner to hang on their Parade entry
  • Winner to be determined by a combined vote of the following groups:
    • The Veteran's Day Parade Group, Inc. Board Members (each member 1 vote)
    • The Trophy Committee (counts as 1 vote)
    • The vote popular vote on the enternet (counts as 1 vote)
    • Winners will be notified by the Trophy Committee
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Mission Statement

The Veterans Day Parade Group, Inc., is an all volunteer non-profit organization. Our mission: is to organize and execute the Tampa Bay Veterans Day Parade. To honor and thank all U.S. Military Veterans for their sacrifices, promote patriotism in our community, perpetuate a positive image of American Veterans, and foster pride in service to our country.

Contact Us

Veterans Day Parade Group, Inc.
P.O. Box 262125
Tampa, FL 33685 USA