Long Beach Veterans Day Parade

$11,070 of $15k goal

Raised by 66 people in 16 months
The Long Beach Veterans Day Parade has grown far beyond anything imagined by Former City Councilman Jerry Shultz back in 1996.  He called together a group of community volunteers. Their original goal was to create a patriotic event in North Long Beach.  That group became the Long Beach Veterans Day Committee.

Now in its 20th. Year, the parade has grown from humble origins into a family oriented event that attracts close to ten thousand spectators.  Themed, “A Salute to Those Who Served,”   this parade is a way we all can honor our veterans from all branches of the military and from all eras.

Using the name, “Long Beach Veterans Day Committee" the group applied for and received a 501c3 non-profit designation.  That designation is important since the parade is financially supported by grants and donations from corporations and agencies, privately owned businesses and individuals.  The city does budget for police services in connection with the event, but the Committee is responsible for paying for all other expenses.   It is necessary that the commitee raise funds of about $30,000.00 each year.

About 95% of the parade units are non-profit veterans groups, marching bands, youth groups, etc.   Because of that fact, there is no entry fee for any group or individual who wants to participate in the parade.  However,  the Long Beach Veterans Day Committee,
 des gratefully accept donations.  All donations are fully tax deductible. Tax Id. #33-0930989

For more more informations please go to:

www.lbveteransdayparade.com

Thank you for supporting our veterans!
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Update 30
Posted by Val Lerch
5 months ago
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Thank you ILWU Local 94 for your contribution. It is a great start on next years parade.
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Update 29
Posted by Val Lerch
5 months ago
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I just wanted to say. THANK YOU.

Thank you, to all who donated to the parade fund. Your donation is tax deductible. Here is our tax id.

501(c)(3) Nonprofit Corporation #33-0930989

Thank you for making the 20th Annual LB Veterans Day Parade the best ever.
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Posted by Val Lerch
5 months ago
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Thank you Friends of Long Beach Animals for your donation.
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Update 27
Posted by Val Lerch
5 months ago
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We are one week away from the 20th Annual Veterans Day Parade. We are going to have 4 flyovers (Operations permitting). Hope to see everyone there.

I would like to share an email I got from one of our Contributors. This is why we work so hard on the parade.

"As a refugee fleeing the genocide of the Cambodia civil war and losing most of my family members, I am truly humble and honored to be living in this great nation. America and its great people supported our journey as we mainstreamed into the fabric of society. I tell my stories because our Veterans and the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice truly deserve to know that without them, I wouldn’t be able to here. Thank you" Sonny Seng

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One of our flyovers
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$11,070 of $15k goal

Raised by 66 people in 16 months
Created December 18, 2015
Val Lerch  
SK
$50
Sharon Kerton
5 months ago

Great job with the fundraising!!

GM
$50
Gerald Miller
5 months ago
I9
$500
ILWU Local 94
5 months ago (Offline Donation)
BL
$25
Betsy Lindsay
5 months ago
LU
$100
Los Angeles/Pasadena Base Of USSVI
5 months ago (Offline Donation)
$50
Linda Wilson
5 months ago
FA
$100
Friends of LB Animals
5 months ago (Offline Donation)
DD
$50
Dianne Daley
5 months ago

Honoring all our Vets, including my dad.

DO
$100
Doug Otto
5 months ago
RG
$500
Robert Garcia
5 months ago (Offline Donation)
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