CARMEL PARADE

HONORING WWII VETERANS

AS THE GRAND MARSHALLS

PARADE TIMES

9:00   - Veterans Arrive at Centier Bank for continental breakfast.

9:30   - Antique Cars Arrive

9:45  - Antique cars line up at the front entrance of the bank

10:00 - Veterans get into antique cars.

10:15 - Parade unit gets into parade line.

10:30 - Parade starts

11:30 - Parade ends

This site gives information about the WWII Grand Marshalls in the Carmel Parade.  For more information about the parade, visit the following official sites.
CarmelFest Website
Carmel Fest Facebook Page

VETERANS AND CARS COMING FROM KOKOMO/TIPTON

7:30 - Meet in Tipton Courthouse Square

8:00 - Depart Tipton

         - Patriot Guard Motorcycle Riders will provide escort to parade.

         - Feel free to decorate the cars which will carry the WWII veterans.

9:00 - Arrive at Centier Bank in Carmel

Click HERE to see all the WWII Veterans which will serve as the Grand Marshalls.
Click HEREto see all the cars which the veterans will ride in.

Click HERE to see parade, staging area and visitor seating maps.

                                               BREAKFAST
- There will be a continental breakfast served at Centier bank from 9-10:00 for
   the WWII Veterans

- A McDonalds is two buildings east of Centier bank where visitors and family
  memberS can dine.

                                    STAGING AREA
- The WWII veterans will meet at Centier bank located at 568 E. Carmel Drive.
-  Since the bank has limited seating, we are requesting that only 
   veterans and those that need to assist the veterans come inside the 
   bank.

                          WATCHING THE PARADE
- An area has been designated one block west of Centier bank for visitors to 
  watch the parade. 
- This area is located at the corner of AAA way and East Carmel drive. 
- See map on attached page for exact location. 
- Bring chairs if you want to sit.

                                     QUESTIONS
For any questions regarding the WWII veterans grand marshalls,
contact Michael Poulimas at 765-500-0070 or email me at MJP1414@Yahoo.com.

                           WHAT SHOULD I BRING

Veterans should bring the following with them to the parade.
- WWII Hat
- Picture poster received during Indy honors flight.
   If you do not have one, we an make one for you

                         PARADE INFORMATION

- The parade route is 2 miles long.
- The length of the parade is 1 hour.
- Over 50,000 spectators will watch the parade.
- The parade is the second largest in Indiana.  Only the 500 festival
   parade is larger.
- Several local TV stations will be covering the parade.
- A reviewing stand will be at the end of the parade route which
   where information will be given about the WWII veterans.

                                     PICTURES
- Photographers will be taking pictures of the WWII veterans at
  the staging area and during the parade.
- Pictures will be posted on this website after the parade and can
   be downloaded for free.
- Click HERE to see the pictures.