Tacoma Gets Another Parade!

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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 ForceJBLM 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.)

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Comments (8)

George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Steven this sounds like a good tradition to bring back, and as the saying goes "There Is Nothing Like A Parade" :)

Jul 24, 2013 06:34 AM
Steven Cook
No Longer Processing Mortgages. - Tacoma, WA

George -- and with all the military (active and retired) probably in uniform, and all the flags flying - who would not like this!

Jul 24, 2013 07:01 AM
Curtis Van Carter
Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group - Yountville, CA
Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire


I will have to practice my saluting. Sounds like a nice way to payback some of our service folks, cheers cvc

Jul 24, 2013 08:16 AM
Steven Cook
No Longer Processing Mortgages. - Tacoma, WA

Curtis -- we really don't give them enough thanks for all they do.  This should be a great opportunity for the community to show their appreciation.

Jul 24, 2013 08:53 AM
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

George:  This is a tradition that needs to be preserved and honored.  Hope you get a chance to enjoy this parade this year and for many years to come ...


Jul 24, 2013 11:23 AM
Steven Cook
No Longer Processing Mortgages. - Tacoma, WA

Gene  -- thanks for the comment, even if you got the name wrong, as I don't think George will be crossing the country for this parade.

Jul 25, 2013 04:17 PM
Charles Stallions Property Manager
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services - Pace, FL
Pensacola, Pace & Gulf Breeze Property Management

Being in a Military town we love our military and the parades are a great tribute

Aug 08, 2013 02:09 PM
Steven Cook
No Longer Processing Mortgages. - Tacoma, WA

Michelle -- that is one of the things that helps drive our economy here with the large military presence all around us.  Hope you have a fantastic weekend!

Aug 09, 2013 02:44 AM