||The 2014 parade was held in Kingman, Arizona on November 8th and paid tribute to all our American heroes at this annual event including all present and future military veterans, law enforcement, firefighters and EMTs in Mohave County Arizona.
Organizations from the above categories participated, as well as youth and civic organizations and businesses. Floats, color guards, marching units and bands, horse groups, and classic car groups were welcome to participate. There was no fee to enter the parade.
The parade, which was organized by the Jerry Ambrose Veterans Council, began at 11 a.m. started in the 2300 block of Northern Avenue and proceeded toward Bank Street. In years past, it was the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10386 that organized the parade, but this year JAVC took the lead in ensuring a parade takes place.
This year's theme was Honoring the Families of Veterans" and it was our second year staging this event in cooperation with VFW Post 10386.
With a lot of service people returning from places like Afghanistan and Iraq, those concerned about veterans in Kingman and Mohave County want to be certain they are looked after. There are 27,000 veterans in Mohave County and 5,000 in Kingman.
After the parade Post 10386 hosted some vendors and concessions and had its' doors open for an open house at 3036 John L Avenue, one block north of the parade's end point that included food, music, games for kids and a bounce house.