- The Tulsa Veterans Day Parade began at 11 a.m. Friday
- The parade is in its 98th year, with parades since 1919
- Organizers planned the parade on a Friday so schools could use it as a field trip and allow school bands to march
- The theme is "Generations of Service"
The honorees this year are:
- William "Bill" Grisez (WW II POW 82nd Airborne, Army Air Corps) Grand Marshall, age 94
- Gordon Coleman, (U.S. Navy Korea) Parade Chief of Staff;
- Mitch Reed (U.S. Army Vietnam 2 Purple Hearts & 1 Bronze Star) Parade Commander;
- Christina "Tina" Smith (U.S. Army Reserve Vietnam & Post Cold War era MSG Retired), Parade Adjutant.
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