After a three-year hiatus, due in large part to the COVID pandemic, the USS Midway Museum is breathing new life into the San Diego Veterans Day Parade. The museum has assumed the lead of the parade’s newly formed planning group that consists of a professional parade producer along with representatives from Midway, the Navy and Marine Corps, the city of San Diego and various veterans support organizations.
“We’re very excited to bring back this important civic event to San Diego,” said Craig Fisher, Midway’s partnership marketing director. “With more than a quarter million veterans living in San Diego County, it’s imperative that we not only have a parade to salute those who have worn the uniform of our nation, but that we make it the best Veterans Day Parade on the West Coast.”
The parade will kick off at 11 a.m. on Nov. 12 with entrants marching along a Harbor Drive route that runs from the County Administration Center building to the Pacific Highway.
“I’m honored to be part of the Veteran’s Day Parade,” said parade producer Laura Ozeck, who also produces the annual Holiday Bowl Parade each December. “Our veterans deserve a first-class tribute to celebrate their service and sacrifice, and I’m delighted to help bring this parade to life.”