The 2015 Fayetteville Veterans Day Parade will be held on November 7th beginning at 10am in historic downtown Fayetteville. The theme of this year’s parade is “honoring women who served our nation”. The parade will be aired live on WRAL-TV again this year.
The parade will kick off with a fly over of a C-130 aircraft from the 440th Airlift Wing based at Pope Field on Fort Bragg. The parade will have over 100 participants including active duty military, numerous veterans’ organizations, ROTC units from local high schools and universities, military equipment, and marching bands from local high schools and universities. The parade will begin on Hay Street at the Airborne Special Operations Museum and end at Liberty Point on Person Street.This year’s parade will have as its Grand Marshals, Major General Marcia M. Anderson and Command Sergeant Major Yolanda M. Tate. Major General Anderson has served for over thirty-five years. She is the first African-American female officer to earn the rank of major general in the U.S. Army or Army Reserve and received her second star in 2011. She most recently served as the Deputy Chief Army Reserve. Command Sergeant Major Tate has served for over twenty-five years. She is currently the Fort Bragg Garrison Command Sergeant Major.