VTA Hosts Special Guests for Veterans Parade11/9/2018 2:03 PM |
As VTA once again takes part in San Jose’s Veterans Day parade, a special group of passengers will ride along with us. More than a dozen WW2, Korean War and Vietnam War vets who have been guests of the "Honor Flight Network" will join VTA staff and veterans in the parade.
The Honor Flight Network was created to escort WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam War veterans to see their memorials in Washington, D.C. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended WWI, which was the inspiration for the Veterans Day observance.
“It’s a tremendous honor for us to host this group of heroes on our buses for this parade,” said VTA Chief Operations Officer Inez Evans, a U.S. Navy veteran. “It’s precious cargo.”
The 15 local veterans who are affiliated with Honor Flight will ride aboard VTA's 60-foot articulated bus in the parade.
VTA employees will also participate in the parade, which starts at 11 a.m. on Sunday, November 11 in Downtown San Jose. The parade begins on Santa Clara Street near Highway 87, and ends on South Market Street near San Carlos.
VTA proudly takes part in the San Jose Veterans Day Parade every year with a specially wrapped Veterans Day decorated bus and 3 other vehicles, including our historic replica Rosa Parks bus, one of VTA’s brand new electric Proterra buses and a 60-foot articulated bus.