Tacoma Gets Another Parade!
For many years Tacoma regularly held parades with a military emphasis. Something to be expected with Fort Lewis and McChord Air Force Base (now Joint Base Lewis McChord) nearby. For whatever reason, those parades have been on hiatis.
This year there is a renewal of this great tradition. The Daffodil Festival group (who put on the annual Daffodil Festival Parades in the spring) are partnering with the City of Tacoma to present a "Celebration of Military Service Parade" this Saturday evening, August 24th in downtown Tacoma.
The parade's purpose is to honor and celebrate the large number of active duty and retired military who live in and around Pierce County.
JBLM is the largest employer in Pierce County, and is also the largest joint base in the country. Due to the large number of veterans groups, along with ROTC and JROTC organizations, the planners believe they will have no trouble filling the seventy slots for the parade they have allocated. In addition there will be military VIPs, marching and motorcycle units taking part in the parade.
For a relaxing and yet refreshing evening - come to Downtown Tacoma this Saturday for the parade!
(Am guessing it is going to be about 6 pm -- but still waiting for official time and route.)