Start Time: 11:00a
Location: San Mateo, California - Downtown area
Join us for this special 50th Anniversary Celebration Parade! On March 4, 1968, San Mateo City Council voted unanimously to adopt Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division of the U.S. Army in hopes of improving morale among the fighting troops during the Vietnam War. Support from the city and its residents were so strong that at the end of the Vietnam War, San Mateo held the only homecoming parade in the United States honoring returning Vietnam veterans. We are celebrating 50 years of continued support for the men and women who have served in harms way with Company A.
Parade Route: One mile – downtown San Mateo
Anticipated Attendance: 10,000
Parade entries: Required to be entertaining, creative, and exciting. We welcome bands, floats, drill teams, dance teams, equestrians, comical groups, military units,etc. Think out of the box! We can help you with ideas. Spectators want to be entertained and they will remember a unique, fun , entertaining entry.
Please read parade guidelines. Respond early to be considered for placement in our parade. Parade organizers will approve applicants. Notification of acceptance will be emailed.
For updated information on the parade, please visit www.cityofsanmateo.org.