VTA Joins the San Jose Veteran's Day Parade11/9/2017 4:01 PM |
VTA is proudly taking part, once again, in San Jose’s Veteran’s Day Parade on Saturday, November 11. We’re showing off our sleek, patriotically decorated buses with dozens of military veteran VTA employees riding along.
The parade begins at the intersection of Santa Clara Street and Highway 87 at 11 a.m. Saturday, and will make its way down Santa Clara Street turning on Market and ending at San Carlos Street.
Veterans Day is a national American holiday observed annually on November 11. It marks the end of World War I at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. We celebrate Veteran's Day in honor of our military veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces with parades and church services and, in many places, the American flag is flown at half-mast.
At Saturday’s San Jose Veteran’s Day Parade, the first VTA vehicle to roll through will be our specially “wrapped” Veteran’s bus, which shows the pride of the agency for its Vets with a low floor Hybrid bus, which helps protect the environment with its combination diesel-electric engine.
That will be followed by other VTA vehicles ranging from our historic replica “Rosa Parks” bus to our “New Flyer Excelsior Articulated” bus, which is 60 feet long. One of the highlights of VTA’s participation is 102-year old Retired Naval Captain Maury Wortham, whose son-in-law, Robert Kiesser, is a VTA bus operator.
You can find more information about the San Jose Veteran’s Day Parade here.