Tampa Bay Veterans Day Parade

Brought to you by Veterans Day Parade Group, Inc., a charitable non-profit organization. Our mission: is to organize and execute the Veterans Day Parade in Tampa to honor and thank all U.S. military Veterans for their sacrifices; to promote patriotism in our community; to perpetuate a positive image of American Veterans; and to foster pride in service to our country.

The 2013 Parade is November 9, 2013

Parade Registration Deadline October 26, 2013

After October 26, 2013 Parade Registration subject to Late Fee

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Sunday, October 23, 2005

2005 Veterans Parade - Grand Marshal

Col. Margaret Woodward, Installation Commander of MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa Florida, and Commanding Officer of the 6th Air Mobility Wing, will serve as this years Parade Grand Marshal.

As the Base Commander, she is responsible for more than $2.8 billion in base property and capital assets, and controls an annual budget exceeding $249 million. The wing’s overall mission is to provide worldwide air refueling and combatant commander airlift in support of the Air Force’s Global Reach, Global Power mission and to provide support to HQ U.S. Central Command, HQ U.S. Special Operations Command and 49 other mission partners that call MacDill home.

Colonel Woodward graduated from Arizona State University in 1982. She flew and commanded in Operations JUST CAUSE, NORTHERN WATCH, SOUTHERN WATCH and ALLIED FORCE. She commanded the 92nd Expeditionary Refueling Squadron, 97th Air Refueling Squadron and 12th Operations Group. She served in the office of the Secretary of Defense as Director of Protocol and Military Assistant. Colonel Woodward has also served as Deputy Director for Colonel Matters, Air Force Senior Leader Management Office, Washington, D.C.

EDUCATION: 1982 Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, 1995 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL, Master of Aviation Science, 1997 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL,. 2001 Master of Science, National Security Strategy, National War College, Ft. McNair, Washington D.C.


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