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Eileen Howe
Executive Assistant
Colorado Springs Veterans' Day Parade (719) 282-3862
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How
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Veterans' Groups:

To register for the parade, please fill out all sections of the registration form and return it to the address listed on the form no later than October 1, 2011.  There is no charge to participate.  If your veterans group works with a particular Scouting Group, please include the name of the Scout Group and their contact information where indicated.  If you are not affiliated with a scout group and would like to work with one, please indicate that on the registration form.

Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC):
These young men and women add a special meaning to the parade as they are preparing for military duty.  To ensure we do not miss a group that wants to participate we are asking their leadership to complete a registration form and submit it via email (parade4va@gmail.com) or mail to 431 N. Cascade Avenue, Suite 1, Colorado Springs, CO 80903.

Scouting Groups:
We are asking that all Scouting Groups complete a registration form this year and return it via email or US mail to the parade office no later than October 1, 2011.  We ask that marching scouts be at least 9 years old as we have experienced younger scouts becoming fatigued before the end of the parade and thus slowing down the progression of the parade.  Participation will be on a first come, first serve basis. 

Individual Veteran Participation:
Individual veterans (anyone who isn’t part of an organized veterans’ group) that wants to be part of the parade may contact us either by e-mail (parade4va@gmail.com) or by a phone call to the Parade Office (719-282-3862) and we will mail a brochure with registration form and other details regarding time and place to meet the morning of the parade, and a parking pass.  There is no obligation for individual veterans to participate, however those that do have found this to be a meaningful experience.  These Individual Veterans will meet at Acacia Park Hotel to be loaded into historic military vehicles for a ride down the parade route and return to the hotel.  

Other Groups:
Because of time and space constraints opportunities for non-veteran/non-military entries into the parade are limited.  If you have a unique, patriotic entry and would like to be included, please submit your information on a registration form with justification in writing to Eileen Howe at the Parade Office (431 N. Cascade Avenue, Suite 1, Colorado Springs, CO, 80903).

Participation Restrictions:
Commercial Entries are Prohibited. 

It is important for all parade entrants to understand that we cannot allow handouts, candy or other items to be distributed by groups as they progress down the parade route.  This is a violation of our Special Event Insurance Policy.