Veterans Elementary Parade Honors Those Who Serve

Waving flags and patriotic posters, hundreds of cheering parents and community members lined the parade route around Veterans Elementary for the school’s 7th Annual Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony.  Participants included several branches of military as well as Chula Vista Police and Fire who also came equipped with vehicles. A Navy Color Guard unit kicked off the parade, supported by the Olympian and Otay Ranch high school marching bands, and classic Ford Cobras that carried dignitaries such as Mayor Cheryl Cox.  The ceremony at the conclusion of the parade was cut short because of a brief downpour of rain. But parents and participants still left with a great feeling of pride in the school, community, and country.  The event on November 9 honored not only war veterans, but the many parents of Veterans students who currently serve in the military or in public safety.

It was sponsored by Veterans Elementary School and the Navy Cyber Forces Detachment San Diego, and Marine Corps Intranet Detachment San Diego.

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2 Comments on “Veterans Elementary Parade Honors Those Who Serve”

  1. Edith Rohrer November 16, 2012 at 6:36 pm #

    I am a neighbor of Veteran’s Elementary. I know it is a lot of work to organize this event and I want to thank the school’s staff for their labor. It is a great learning experience for the students and neighborhood children to see who the Veterans and have a chance to thank them in person. I hope to see parade #8 next year.

    • chulavistaesd November 19, 2012 at 9:02 am #

      Thanks, Ms. Rohrer, for the kind words. We appreciate the support of the community for the event, also. And you are absolutely correct. The event does teach our youth about service to others and honoring those who give. That value is a timeless one. See you at the 8th Annual Veterans Elementary Parade next year. 🙂

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