The 2022 Sierra Vista Veterans Day Parade
The 27th Annual Sierra Vista Veterans Day parade is coming to Fry Boulevard Friday November 11th.
Veterans Day is the day we stop to thank our veterans for their service – and as a proud military town, this is something we love to do in Sierra Vista, Huachuca City, Hereford and our surrounding area.
The Veterans Day Parade begins at 7th Street and runs down Fry Boulevard, ending at Veterans Memorial Park. The parade begins at 9am but be sure to find a place on Fry Boulevard as early as possible for the best spot. The parade is a wonderful way to kick off Veterans Day and celebrate our local veterans and active-duty service members. Participants from all branches of the service will be represented in the parade, including Fort Huachuca’s one-of-a-kind B-Troop!
DON’T MISS THE CEREMONY AFTER THE PARADE
Stick around after the parade and join the ceremony immediately following the parade. As the parade ends at approximately 10am, depending on the length of the parade, there will be a ceremony in Veterans Park.
A UNIQUE FORT HUACHUCA TREASURE: B-TROOP
B Troop the 4th US Cavalry Regiment (memorial) is a unique feature of the Veterans Parade and Fort Huachuca. According to the US Army Fort Huachuca website, “B Troop is a US Army mounted ceremonial unit whose mission is to promote the heritage and traditions of the US Army in the Southwest during the period of the Indian Wars and support recruiting, community relations, and official/nonofficial ceremonial functions.”
B Troop is a reminder of why Fort Huachuca was established and they’re always fun to watch.
THE SOUTHWEST ASSOCIATION OF BUFFALO SOLDIERS
The Southwest Association of Buffalo Soldiers are a unique, dedicated feature of the Sierra Vista Veterans Parade. These gentlemen are dedicated to preserving the history of our Buffalo Soldiers.
So, who were the Buffalo Soldiers? According to the Southwest Association of Buffalo Soldiers' website, “the 9th and 10th Cavalries and the 24th and 25th Infantry Regiments were the first African American soldiers to arrive in Arizona at Fort Huachuca in the late 1890s. They distinguished themselves in the Spanish American War and charged up San Juan Hill. They later served in the 92nd and 93rd Infantry Division on Fort Huachuca during World War II.”
The knowledge the volunteers share is always a special part of any event. If you see them around town, shake their hands and ask them to share this history with you. You’ll be glad you did.
BUENA HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND
What parade would be complete without a marching band? Buena Marching Band always delivers a wonderful performance. Get on your feet as they share patriotic music and selections from their fall competitions.
IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND...
Be ready for road closers on Fry Boulevard and plan to park on a side street. Get there early and enjoy the parade!