Wed, Nov 11 | Tulsa Parade Headquarters-VFW Post #577

Tulsa Veterans Day Parade

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Tulsa Veterans Day Parade

Time & Location

Nov 11, 2020, 11:00 AM
Tulsa Parade Headquarters-VFW Post #577, 1109 E 6th St, Tulsa, OK 74120, USA

About the Event

Dear 2020 Parade Applicant:

The 2020 Tulsa Veterans’ Day parade is being organized. If you desire to participate in the parade please carefully read and sign the enclosed paperwork. You may do so online at Tulsaveteransdayparade.com A paper printout of this application must be received by mail, or hand-delivered to: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 577, 1109 East Sixth Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 74120. The envelope must be received and/or delivered at or before 12:00, noon, on October 14th, 2020 to avoid disqualification from participating in the 2020 parade; unless a specific exception is approved by the committee. Additionally an online application process is available at Tulsaveteransdayparade.com. All information must be filled out and signed. Legibility of your application ensures your contact information is recorded correctly. Signatures must be hand written. If you desire to ensure your application was received, a Roster of submitted applications will be kept in the office of Tulsa VFW and will be provided upon request.  A GTVOA sponsor approval must be obtained prior to application submission. Applications not fully completed or returned without all information required will be rejected.

This Tulsa Veterans Day Parade The 2020 Theme “Welcome Home” this phrase Dates back exactly 100 Years.  One hundred years ago Tulsa citizens built an enormous arch on Main Street between 3rd and 4th. Inscribed at the very top was “Welcome Home”.  The arch was erected on Main Street between 3rd & 4th Streets to welcome home Company D, 111th Engineers, 36th Division, from World War I.  We are paying respects to Tulsa’s past and present support of our nations Veterans. 

 If you wish to participate in the Tulsa Veterans Day Float competition, please select “yes” on your parade application. Guidelines for construction are that the Float does not to exceed 9 feet in width, 18 feet in height and 20 feet in length. (Vehicle towing float is not included in those measurements.) Judging will occur while the parade is in procession and the criteria is listed within the “2020 Tulsa Veterans’ Day Parade Rules and Participation Agreement”.  

The committee and members of the Veterans Day Parade are engaged in fundraising efforts to cover the costs associated with this 2020 Veteran Day Parade. These efforts allow us to continue the tradition to allow every Veteran to be honored with the only requirement of them is to be present. If your organization or company would be interested in assisting in these efforts please contact us at Tulsaveteransdayparade.com or in the office at Tulsa VFW 1109 E 6th St Tulsa OK 74120.

This 2019 parade will be Tulsa Citizens’ 101th celebration of the Honor, Service, and Sacrifice of our Nations Veterans, please join us. 

Respectfully,

Joshua D Starks

2020 Parade Committee Chair

Application for Participation in the 2020 Tulsa Veterans’ Day Parade

“Welcome Home”

Monday November 11th 2020 11:00 AM

Float and or Vehicles will be in place prior to 09:30 AM

Organization/Individual’s Name: ________________ ___________________________ ___________________

Contact Person (One individual): _______________________________________________________________

Contact Person’s Phone Number: ______________________________________________________________

Contact Person’s e-mail: _____________________________________________________________________

Mailing Address:___ ___ _____________________________________________________________________

How many individual participants will be in your float?   Walking_________ Passenger____________________

Do you wish to be in the Float Competition?     YES / NO              Motor vehicles you plan on using in the parade?

Car ____Motorcycle_____Truck______Towed______Approximate Length of your float or group__________Feet 

I (all participants) have read and agree to comply with the

“2019 Tulsa Veterans’ Day Parade Rules and Participation agreement”

Signature__________________________________Date___________________

Channel 8 will read information about your group as you pass the review stand. Please keep your information to             50 words - each group will have approximately 20 seconds.

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

GTVOA (Veterans Group, listed below) Sponsor approval__ __________________________________________________

Tulsa VFW POST 577                                 Marine Corps League                      American Legion Post 1                                                         1109 East 6th St                                          P.O. Box 470816             1120 E 8th St.                                                                  Tulsa, OK 74120                                          Tulsa, OK 74147   Tulsa, OK 74120                            918-585-9148                                               539-777-1109                                   918-584-4274

“2020 Tulsa Veterans’ Day Parade Rules and Participation Agreement”

The following terms of the “2020 Tulsa Veterans’ Day Parade Rules and Participation Agreement” are to be adhered to for you, your organization, and participants participation in the 2020 Tulsa Veterans Day Parade. Any deviation of these rules can and will result in your expulsion from the 2020 parade and future parades. The safety of our participants and parade attendees is paramount in the execution of the “2020 Tulsa Veterans’ Day Parade”.  

All participants will read and honor the following:

The Veterans’ Day Parade is conducted for the purpose of honoring veterans of each and all types of honorable service in one or more than one of the five branches of the United States Military; plus those veterans who have served honorably during service in the armed forces of Nations allied with the United States at a time(s) when American forces were engaged in combat operations. This Tulsa Veterans Day Parade is to Honor Veterans and those who support Veterans. 

No amplified music or speech will be allowed in the parade unless specifically approved by the Parade Marshals. 

The throwing of Candy or any other item to the parade attendees is not permitted.

Candy and Small American Flags are permitted to be handed to parade attendees. 

No parade participant will represent itself as a political or religious advocacy group and or as an individual advocate of a particular religion or political viewpoint. Veterans will represent themselves, individually or collectively, as veterans; not veterans of a particular religious persuasion and not veterans who are affiliated with a particular political party or political organization or political viewpoint. 

No parade participant will wear political candidates Hats, T-Shirts, signage, or have amplified sound that promotes a political candidate. Political candidates, their staff or Volunteers are not permitted to publicly promote the candidate while participating in the Tulsa Veterans Day Parade. Government Offices may participate with elected officials as supporters of Veterans or Veterans that work with that governmental office.    

The United States Flag, Oklahoma State Flag, Tulsa City Flag, and those of congressionally chartered Veteran Organizations are the only Authorized Flag for display. All National flags of the United States of America will be carried and or displayed in accordance with the specifications of the United States Flag Code.  Link:  http://www.usflag.org/uscode36.html 

Period re-enactment groups will be in period-correct uniform and may U. S. National flag from the beginning of the conflict they or it represents. Individuals wearing period apparel will wear the uniform correctly and in full compliance with the uniform standards of the period represented. 

Any motor vehicle and/or trailer used in the parade will meet safety standards approved by the Tulsa Police Department. No driver will consume alcoholic beverages after midnight on November 10th, 2020 until after he or she is no longer operating a vehicle in the parade or for any purpose related to the parade. 

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Any person operating a motor vehicle in the parade staging area or on the parade route will obey all traffic laws, all instructions from parade Marshals, all instructions from law enforcement personnel and all conditions of participating in the parade. 

No individual’s clothing, or vehicle display or decoration, or wording or images on signage will be such that it cannot be displayed in public and in front of minors: Specifically, there will be nothing containing sexual innuendo, discrimination of any federally protected race / religion / group or organization, pro or anti-abortion sentiment or anything that mentions or implies personal sexual orientation. 

Any Parade Marshal will have the authority to demand that a parade participant, group or individual, will remove and/or discard words or images, however displayed or uttered, from a float, vehicle or carried sign or banner. Failure to comply with the Marshal’s demand will automatically disqualify the participant from the 2021 parade. 

All deadlines set by the Parade Committee will be final. Paperwork that is incomplete or arrives after 12:00, noon, on October 14th, 2020 to Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 577, 1109 East Sixth Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 74120 will cause the participant, group or organization, to be excluded from the 2020 parade. Participants in the 2019 parade do not automatically qualify as participants in the 2020 parade. 

Any organization or individual that misrepresents its or his or her intent to participate in accordance with the rules set down by the Parade committee will be denied participation in the 2021 parade. 

All Participants will be in place by 09:30 AM on November 11th 2020 in the prescribed location given to the Parade contact listed on this form, once the application is approved. Failure to be in place by 09:30AM on November 11th 2020 will be grounds for exclusion from the 2021 Veterans Day Parade. 

A Parade Float Competition will be held during the 2020 Veterans Day Parade. Three Judges will select the winners. Awards will be given to 1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place and 3 Honorable Mentions in overall appearance and performance.  Float construction guidelines are not to exceed 9 feet in width, 18 feet in height from the float base and 20 feet in length. (Vehicle towing float is not included in those measurements)  

Judging Criteria will be:

Incorporation of the Parade theme …………………………………………………..20 points

Workmanship………………………………………………………………………………….20 points

Creativity…………………………………………………………………………………………20 points

Performance……………………………………………………………………………………20 points

Engagement with Parade attendees………………………………………………….20 points

Floats will be presented awards in order of cumulative scores. 

I, the undersigned, on the parade application agree to comply with all provisions stated above and also agree to assure that the organization I am representing will do the same. My signature is located on the original “2019 Tulsa Veterans’ Day Parade” application.

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