Volunteer for the 2021 Veterans Day Parade!
Signing up to volunteer for the 2021 Veterans Day Parade in Morehead City, NC, is a great way to give back to your community.
This parade was established to allow Veterans, Veterans Service Organizations, individuals, and any other group/organization the opportunity to remember and to honor our nation’s Veterans who have proudly served this country. This parade has grown from only a handful of participants to over 2,000 participants honoring our Veterans and is the largest Veterans Day Parade in North Carolina. We understand the importance of continuing with this time-honored tradition even during these uncertain times.
Subcommittee 1- Administration- Sign Up HERE
The administrative committee is responsible for website content, VIP invitations, permits, contracts, media coverage, lunch for the USMC Band, and letters of appreciation for volunteers, and plaques for sponsors. The committee also acts as the group coordinator for all subcommittees (information gathering and preparation checklists).
Subcommittee 2- Reviewing Stand- Sign Up HERE
The reviewing stand committee is responsible for coordinating VIP seating (including setting up chairs), coffee & water availability in the train depot, VIP parking/parking passes, identifying VIP cars and drivers and VIP to VIP driver introductions, car signs, ushers for VIPs, and coordinating golf carts for ferrying VIP and Veterans to/from parking and setting up the MC sound equipment.
Subcommittee 3- Staging and Line Up- Sign Up HERE
The staging and line up committee is responsible for developing announcer notes for the MC and all logistics in the staging area. Logistics include position assignment, staging area location (fit due to size), identifying volunteers to assist the day of the parade in assisting participants to their location (maps, lists provided), placing the parade position & direction signs the day before the parade, coordinating golf cart needs to subcommittee 4 and providing water, coffee, biscuits for volunteer the morning of the parade.
Subcommittee 4-Golf Carts and Drivers- Sign Up HERE
The golf carts and drivers committee identify and provides golf carts to all other committees as needed. Responsibilities include determining golf cart needs, picking up and delivering golf carts back to owners, placing golf carts in secure overnight storage the night before the parade (CAMCO), identifying drivers (if needed) for each golf cart, and issuing golf carts the morning of the parade per established plan, and presenting letters of appreciation/plaques to donors/volunteers.
Subcommittee 5- Logistics Support- Sign Up HERE
The logistics support committee is responsible for ensuring banners for the various war eras are ready to be issued to the banner carriers and are available the day of the parade. Coordinate the placement of yard signs with parade info are strategically placed on week before the parade. Passing out notifications (prepared by subcommittee 1) to residents in the parade staging area one week before the parade. Provide and set up the coffee mess at the reviewing stand and provide a mobile (golf cart provided) troubleshooter to be available the day of the parade.
Subcommittee 6- Street Side Marketing- Sign Up HERE
The street-side marketing committee is responsible for contacting local business with visible marquis along all roads leading to Morehead City and soliciting their support in placing parade information on their marques. Once businesses have placed the information of their signs, will take picture with the business owners/managers/staff in front of the sign, develop 8.5’ x 11’ photos (paid by subcommittee 1 if services not donated), and present each business with a photo and letter of appreciation.
The Parade Steering Committee will consist of:
Steering Committee Chair (1), each Subcommittee Chair (6), and law enforcement representatives from the Carteret County Sherriff’s Office (1) and the MHC Police Department (1).
The Parade Committee will consist of:
All committees and volunteers, along with law enforcement representatives from the Carteret County Sherriff’s Office and the MHC Police Department.
Steering Committee Meetings:
Will be held periodically at times/intervals as shown on the Veterans Day Parade Committee Duties Meeting and Action Timeline and/or determined by the SC Chair.
Will be held periodically at times/intervals as shown on the Veterans Day Parade Committee Duties Meeting and Action Timeline and/or determined by the Subcommittee Chair.
Each subcommittee chair is responsible for coordinating and reporting all aspects and progress of the subcommittee to the steering committee chair.
For all other inquiries, please reach out to us at [email protected].
2020 Virtual Veterans Day Parade
On behalf of the Veterans Coalition of the Crystal Coast and the over 8,000 veterans of Carteret County, the public is invited to participate in the 2020 Carteret County Virtual Veterans Day Parade. The parade that is traditionally held in Morehead City was put into a video for 2020.