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Help Us
"Celebrate Service"
in 2024

New Route
Keawe St Work

The Hawai‘i Island Community joins our Military Veterans and all non-profits, businesses, and groups to better our lives by participating Saturday, November 9th, 2024, 10 a.m. at the 17th Annual Hawaii Island LIVE Veterans Day Parade. The parade's theme, "Celebrate Service", focuses on increasing the involvement of veterans and the community to serve those in need.


NOTE - We choose to hold the parade the week of Veterans Day (11 Nov) on a SATURDAY to maximize participation and volunteers. Plus, several long-held island locations host ceremonies that would conflict if we did the parade on the same day.


Held in downtown Hilo, the parade has grown into one of Hawaii's largest Veterans Day parades. This event can only be held with the generous financial and volunteer support of local businesses and individuals. Our committee members are all volunteers who give their time and effort to support and organize the Hawaii Island Veterans Day Parade because of its importance in recognizing our Hawaii Island veterans and their families, and working with the community to help many more. As COVID taught us, let's keep finding creative ways to support our Veterans!

Mahalo nui to our many participants, volunteers and generous sponsors who made who continue to make our parade possible.

Check out who were our Parade Marshals for 2023!  Let's spread the benefits to our veterans and community all year!

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Army Veteran

Grand Marshal for the
2023 Hawaii Island Veterans Day Parade

HI County Parks & Rec
Veteran Leadership Team
Maurice Messina and Michelle Hiraishi

Navy Veteran

Community Parade Marshal for the 2023 Hawaii Island Veterans Day Parade 
Hawai‘i Rotary District 5000
volunteer their skills & resources to solve issues & help communities


Our Parade Marshal since 2015 

 recognizes non-profit organizations that go to great lengths to better serve our Veterans and communities every day.

Our newest Parade Marshal since 2016 
 recognizes local businesses that provide the highest quality products and service, going to great lengths
to better serve our Veterans and communities every day.

Business Parade Marshal for the 
2023 Hawaii Island Veterans Day

Big Island Toyota


Enjoy Some Past Parade Highlights 

You can also click on the link here to view the 2020 Virtual Parade Video.

2020 HIVDP Virtual Parade Video

Click on the links here to view the 2019 Parade video highlights and the full 2018 Parade video. Both by David Corrigan

2019 HIVDP Video Highlights

2018 HIVDP Entire Parade Video

f you have Google, you can view 2019 parade photos here

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Go to the TAB <March Unit Sequence> to read the stories of incredible service our 2023 march units perform every day for our community and nation.

Check out <Our Amazing Sponsors> who make this event possible.

So you don't forget how much fun we have parade day... Enjoy this combination of pics from two previous live parades.

WE KNOW HOW TO CELEBRATE Service in many ways!   

Click the image above to watch our 2021


🇺🇸  2021 Hawaii Island VIRTUAL Veterans Day Parade 🇺🇸  

Mahalo nui to Nā Leo TV team led by JE Orozco and Matt Cordero, our Dream Team of Volunteers, our generous sponsors, and enthusiastic participants. Thank you for YOUR Service.

Click the video above to enjoy fun scenes from our last two parades while listening to the awesome music of Navy Veteran John Keawe. 

🇺🇸  Hawaii Island Past Parade Photo Highlights HIVDP 🇺🇸 

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