The Delaware community gathers annually to pay respect for those who have donned the nation’s uniform. The Delaware Veterans Parade is more than a procession, however; it’s a profound communal embrace of our nation’s heroes. This year’s parade, with the theme “Welcome Home,” is a poignant homage to the valor of Vietnam veterans, particularly honoring those from Delaware County who paid the ultimate sacrifice.
A Tribute to the Fallen
The 2023 parade stands as a beacon of memory, especially for the Vietnam veterans who will be at the forefront of this year’s event. The community is committed to the promise that the heroes who served and the families who supported them will remain in the collective consciousness of our society.
Community Spirit in Every Step
The Delaware Veterans Parade is distinguished by the vibrant participation of the community. Local marching bands, including Delaware Hayes, Buckeye Valley, and Delaware Christian, bring a spirited soundtrack to the march. Families of the fallen walk shoulder to shoulder with their community, while dignitaries like Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose lend their presence, all contributing to a narrative of gratitude and respect.
Join the Homage
The 2023 parade is slated for Sunday, November 5, with a start time of 3:00 PM. The procession will commence at the Delaware County Fairgrounds, making its way down Pennsylvania Avenue, then coursing through North Sandusky Street, and culminating near Wilmer Street. The route is a pilgrimage through the heart of Delaware, inviting all to partake in this moving tribute.
Parade Details at a Glance
- Theme: “Welcome Home”
- Date: Sunday, Nov. 5
- Time: Begins at 3:00 PM
- Starting Point: Delaware County Fairgrounds
- Route: Pennsylvania Avenue to North Sandusky Street, ending near Wilmer Street