Virtual Veterans Day Parade
Virtual Veterans Day Parade 2020
The West Richland Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to have hosted the 2020 Virtual Veterans Day Parade.
It is with a grateful heart we thank all of you that took time to honor and support our veterans by watching our first ever Virtual Veterans Day Parade. Thank you to everyone involved for your participation and dedication to make this a successful event! We live in the land of the free because of the brave. Thank you once again to our amazing veterans!
About Scotty Smiley, 2020 Grand Marshall
In 2005, while leading his platoon in Mosul, Iraq, Scotty found himself in front of a suicide car bomber. After the man blew himself up, shrapnel blew through Scotty's eyes, leaving him blinded and temporarily paralyzed. Though questioning his faith, Scotty made a decision to forgive and rebuild his life and continue to serve in the Army, becoming the first blind active-duty officer in military history. Over his military career, Major (Retired) Smiley received a Bronze Star and Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Badge, Ranger Tab, Airborne Wings and Combat Diver Qualification Badge.
Veterans Day Parade 2019
Thank you to everyone who attended the 2019 Veterans Day Parade! It was a privilege for the West Richland Chamber of Commerce to host an event that honors those who serve. We would like to extend a big thank you to Rudy Webster for being our 2019 Grand Marshall. Thank you Rudy for your many years of service to our country.
Congratulations to our 2019 Parade Winners!
Plumbers & Steam Fitters / Time of Remembrance
First Prize Winners
Benton Franklin Fair & Horse Heaven Round Up Rodeo Queen Lexy
Hanford High School Marching Band & Color Guard with Chief Joseph Middle School Marching Band
Rosemary K Corn with her Pony Wagon & 2 mini carts
Sit Means Sit Dog Training
Knights of Columbus
1956 Chevy Bel Air Jim Wagon
We are happy to see everyone attend the chili feed following the parade at Flat Top Park Pavilion. Thank you to Combat Veterans International Chapter 56 for hosting the chili feed.
Also at Flat Top Park Pavilion, the raffle drawing for the Vintage Harley Davidson 1978 FXE HD was conducted. The amazing motorcycle was built by Bruce Hines of Tri-City Cycle Works. Combat Veterans International Chapter 3 pulled the winning ticket number 2833. Congrats to our winner, Lawrence!