The first Veterans Day Parade took place in Birmingham, AL in 1947. This year was the 72nd consecutive parade since the event was established. The weather was perfect and the overall turnout was even better. There were a plethora of military and civilian vehicles that caused excitement among the parade attendees.
The Bell H-13 Sioux helicopter was introduced in the late 1940s. This H-13 has a paint job that resembles the helicopter from the classic MASH tv show.
The Gold Star Wives of America is a non-profit organization that helps those who have lost spouses to military-related deaths. The non-profit uses a combination of purple and yellow colors as part of the identity of the organization. This purple Challenger with the yellow bow made for a perfect parade car to promote this great organization.
The Mid-Alabama Corvette Club had several classic and late model cars in the parade.
A very clean 1977 Stingray.
A 1966-1967 Stingray Corvette 427.
A heavy-duty military transport truck.
A pair of vintage military Jeeps.
You can’t have a good parade without firetrucks.
This veteran looked like he was having a good time while sitting on the back of a 2007 Shelby GT500 Mustang. The 2007 GT500 has a supercharged 5.4L V8 that makes 500 HP and 480 ft_lbs of torque from the factory.
A 1975-1976 Chevy Caprice Classic Connvertible.
Cool armored military Hummer.
Horsepower was on display in all forms.
The Zamora Shriners had their dune buggy and riders units in the parade.
A mid-engine air-cooled Chevrolet Corvair.