2024 '89er Parade Theme:  

2024 Theme - HONORING MILITARY FAMILIES - Strength, Commitment, Sacrifice

Military families make many sacrifices. This year we want to honor those families.

          A Blue Star Family is one whose family member is serving in the military and is currently              deployed. The Blue Star Family tradition is rich in history and dates back to World War I.

          A Silver Star Family signifies that a member of the family has been wounded or injured in              action. 

         A Gold Star Family is one that has lost an immediate family member in the line of duty of               military service. 

        These symbols are  used to honor and recognize the sacrifices made by military families.