The Metropolitan Detroit Veterans Coalition usually holds its Detroit Veterans Day Parade the Sunday before the actual Veterans Day Celebration.  However, this year will be different since Veterans Day 11-11-18 falls on Sunday.  As a result, our 2018 Detroit Veterans Day will be held on Sunday November 11, 2018 in downtown Detroit.

The Parade will be dedicated to honoring the 100th year commemoration of the end of World War 1, (On November 11, 1918, Germany signed the armistice agreement and the First World War was officially ended.  Fighting on the Western Front ceased at 11 am.  It also marked the beginning of what would become Veterans Day.  A day to honor all Military Veterans.

Between 1914 and 1918 more than 15 million lost their lives as a direct result of the conflict, making it one of the deadliest wars in all human history.  The conflict planted the seeds for the rise of fascism in Germany as well as in other European Countries.  The United States had 126,000 casualties.

We hope that you will join us this year as we honor the 100 year anniversary of the end of World War 1 and the beginning of Veterans Day.

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Thank you to all who came out to honor our veterans at the 12th Annual Detroit Veterans Day Parade, Sunday Nov 5, 2017. We had the honor of marching with over 132 different organizations, comprised of Active military, Veteran Service Organizations, National Guard Units, Community Service Organizations, First Responders, Youth groups (including 1018 JROTC Cadets), Marching Bands and Patriotic citizens.Dignitaries included, Grand Marshall and Medal of Honor Recipient Jim McCloughan, Gold Star Mother Pamela E. Alexander, Veteran of Distinction, Coastguard Veteran and Detroit City council member Scott Benson, Detroit Tiger Great Willie Horton and Michigan Junior United States Senator Gary Peters.  For a complete list of 2017 Parade Participants visit our participation page.  In addition this year's parade honored the memory of United States Marine Veteran Mike Ilitch.

Patriots seeking meaningful involvement in supporting our Armed Services Salute please consider helping in any of these ways:

  • Become a member of the Metropolitan Veterans Coalition
  • Volunteer to help at any of the events of the Armed Services Salute
  • Become an event sponsor
  • Make a donation


MDVC Meetings For 2018 Start @ 6:00pm


Masonic Temple, 500 Temple Street, Suite 4M, Detroit. All are Welcome.  Parking in Rear.


Call or EMAIL Parade Manager Phil Harrison For More Details -


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