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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Saturday, September 05, 2009

2009 Grand Marshal

Colonel Lawrence M. Martin, Jr., is Commander, 6th Air Mobility Wing, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. 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 Headquarters U.S. Central Command, Headquarters U.S. Special Operations Command and 51 other mission partners that call MacDill home. As the Commander, he is responsible for more than $2.8 billion in base property and capital assets, and controls an annual budget exceeding $249 million. MacDill AFB represents a major economic influence within the Tampa Bay community, with a total economic impact of over $5 billion annually.

Colonel Martin hails from Minnetonka, Minnesota, where he graduated from Hopkins Lindbergh H.S. and entered the Air Force in 1985 as a distinguished graduate of the United States Air Force Academy. He was also a distinguished graduate of both the U.S. Air Force Squadron Officer School and the U.S. Marine Corps Command and Staff College, and graduated from the U.S. Air War College with highest academic distinction

During his Air Force career, Colonel Martin has held command positions at the squadron level and is a command pilot with over 3,700 hours in the C-130, KC-135 R/T, RC-135, E-8 and UV-18B. In addition to his command experience, Colonel Martin taught at the United States Air Force Academy and has held headquarters-level assignments at Headquarters, Air Mobility Command and US Pacific Command.

1985 Bachelor of Science degree in History, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1992 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1992 Master of Arts degree in History, University of Nebraska
1998 Command and Staff College, Quantico Marine Corps Base, Va.
2005 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2006 Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.

Defense Superior Service Medal
Bronze Star
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Medal
Aerial Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster


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