Texas Veterans Parade in Corsicana, Texas, will honor current and
past Military Veterans from all wars and conflicts on Armed Forces
Day, Saturday morning May 18. The parade starts from the Navarro
County Courthouse in Corsicana at 10:00am. Over 500 participants are
scheduled to appear including Grand Marshall, Fiske Hanley, a World
War II Combat Veteran, a military flyover, a ground forces attachment
from Gainesville, Texas with a dozen vintage military vehicles, the
Corsicana Tiger and Mildred Eagles marching bands, and much more.
website is www.texasveteransparade.com
Texas Veterans Parade 33 person board of directors announces the
creation of the following Awards & Honors. They will be bestowed
upon the recipients at the Collin Street Bakery Medal of Honor dinner
at the Corsicana Country Club on Friday night May 17, 2019 at 6:30pm
(a few limited tickets are still available at $39 by calling
County’s finest volunteers have worked tirelessly in the production
of this Parade to honor Texas Veterans. Each award is named after a
prominent former Corsicana resident in honor of their service to this
city and to our country.
highest honor given from Navarro County, Texas for Patriotism. It is
given annually to an American citizen who has demonstrated selfless
service and leadership in the promotion and honoring of Veterans from
the Lone Star State and beyond. The award is named for Jose
Antonio Navarro, the namesake of Navarro County, who signed the Texas
Declaration of Independence and wrote parts of the Texas
Constitution. And, for Candelario “Spider” Garcia, 1962 Corsicana
High School graduate, who received the Congressional Medal of Honor
from President Obama in March of 2014. The honorees name is affixed
to a beautiful permanent plaque that includes a World War II American
rifle, that is on display in Corsicana in a prominent place.
Governor Beauford Jester Award
to the Texas Veterans Parade Volunteer who is a Veteran of the United
States Armed Forces, who makes the greatest contribution to the Texas
Veterans Parade in Corsicana in a given year. This person
demonstrates during the year vital qualities of leadership including
inspiring others, creativity and getting things accomplished.
The award is named for Beauford Jester from Corsicana who served his
country in World War I and as the 36th Governor of Texas.
to the Texas Veterans Parade Volunteer of the year who is not a
military veteran. To a person who has worked during the last
year with great determination and effort to making the Texas Veterans
Parade in Corsicana, Texas a success. This award is named for
James Acree, a Veteran of the Korean War who served as Corsicana High
School’s football coach from 1960 to 1966, winning the AAA Texas
State Championship in 1963 with a perfect record of 14-0. Jim Acree
was a man of great determination and perseverance. His qualities are
embodied in this award.