20th Anniversary "ROLL THRU & WAVE"
CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF THE GULF COAST VETERANS PARADE
The Annual Gulf Coast Veterans Parade celebrates it's 20th Anniversary as Mississippi's only sanctioned Veterans Day Parade by the national VA. From the first parade downtown Gulfport on November 11, 2000, this annual tradition on the Mississippi Gulf Coast has traversed the cities across the Mississippi Gulf Coast, hosting hundreds of thousands of participants and attendees over the past two decades. Each year, traditional parade participants have included hundreds of marching troops, ROTC and JROTC Units, Boy and Girl Scout Units, American Legion and VFW Posts, Purple Heart Units, Disabled Vets, Biloxi Veterans Affairs Center, Bands from Middle Schools, High School and Colleges, local and state VIP’s and Dignitaries, Boys and Girls Clubs of the Gulf Coast, motorcycle groups, and mini-flyovers. The number of participants continue to grow every year, making it one of the largest, if not the largest Veterans Parade celebrations in the southeast.
The 19th Annual Gulf Coast Veterans Parade was held in D'iberville, MS in November of 2019, with Grand Marshall Gene Taylor.
Though COVID-19 has changed our 20th Anniversary from our traditional parade activities, we ask that you join us to continue to celebrate our Veterans via our first ever VIRTUAL STREAM of a private "Roll Through & Wave" event taking place at the Biloxi VA Hospital and Armed Forces Retirement Home.