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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Wednesday, September 06, 2006

2006 Parade Honorees

Kevin Waruinge - Honoree

Marine Lance Corporal Kevin Waruinge (22), a 2001 graduate of Tampa's West Gate Christian School, became a U.S. citizen while serving in the United States Marine Corp. Born and raised in Kenya, Kevin and his family immigrated to the U.S. in 1998.

Keven Waruinge died on August 3, 2005 when his Amphibious Assault Vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device during combat operations south of Haditha, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 4th Assault Amphibian Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Gulfport, Mississippi where he worked as a mechanic on amphibious assault vehicles.

Kevin's parents, Patrick and Rose Waruinge, and his two brothers reside in Tampa and will be our guests of honor this year.

Mark Fogarty - Honoree:
Mark Fogarty (1949 – 2006), USMC: A native of Gary, Indiana, Mark served as a proud U.S. Marine from 1967 to 1972, earning the Purple Heart and Bronze Star from his tours of service in Vietnam. Mark was a co-founder of the Tampa Bay Veterans Day Parade, past chairman of the Town N Country Alliance, and past president of the Town N Country Chamber of Commerce.


  • At 11:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Saturday....0500.....get up meet me at morgan woods we have staging to do!!! Love ya Dad - Ryan


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