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Friend of the Parade Levels and Rewards
Sponsorship Deadline September 1
To be included on Printed Materials
Donations after September 1 will be listed on Web Ads

Friend of the Parade

Freedom is not Free that is why we honor the
Men and Women who have sacrificed for our Freedom!

We believe the 24th Annual Tampa Bay Veterans Parade to Honor Our Service Men and Women is a big deal. Since its inception in 1993, the Tampa Bay Veterans Parade has grown into one of the largest Parades Honoring Veterans in Florida.  The Parade's all-volunteer staff coordinate over 60 marching and rolling units annually as we Salute Our Service Men and Women. Tampa Bay citizens support our Service Men & Women with a great turnout annually and the 2015 crowd was estimated at over 20,000 parade goers.

We believe the Tampa Bay Veterans Parade allows the citizens of Tampa Bay an excellent way to express their gratitude to our Service Men and Women. The Tampa Bay Veterans Parade is possible only through the generous support of the Friends of the Parade. We are hopeful Your Organization will become a Friend of the Parade.

The all-volunteer Tampa Bay Veterans Parade committee  needs your help. As stated earlier Freedom is not Free, Neither Is the Parade. The 24th Annual Tampa Bay Veterans Parade Needs You. We are asking for financial assistance or an in-kind donation from you.

This is your opportunity to become a the Friends of the Parade. Being a Friend of the Parade does have privileges. The list of benefits for Alpha Company, Bravo Company, Charlie Company, Delta Company, Echo Company, or Foxtrot Company are listed on the tabs above.

Current Friends of the Parade from the public and private sectors include The Hillsborough County Board of Commissioners Hagen, Murman, Higginbotham, and Beckner. The MacDill AFB 6th Air Mobility Wing /CCS. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office and Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department. Corporate Friends from 2015 include Caspers Corporation McDonalds, Chase Bank, Green Thumb Nursery, JP Morgan Vets, Michelle's Kids, Minuteman Press of Town N Country, Publix, Tampa Bay Domains, Tampa Bay Federal Credit Union, Tampa Bay Storm, TECO Energy, The New York Yankees Foundation, The Tampa Tribune, USAA, many more and You Can Add Your Name here. Show your Support for Our Veterans by becoming a Friend of the Parade.

Thank you in advance for your Support.


Terry Fortino
Network Administrator – Volunteer Board Member
Veterans Day Parade Group, Inc.
P.O. Box 262125
Tampa, Fl 33685

813.408.8804 Direct Line




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.