US Military Veterans Parade Association has cancelled the 2021 Veterans Parade.
The Executive Board of the U.S. Military Veterans Parade Association has made the very difficult decision to cancel the 2021 Veterans Parade. We have closely watched the exponential surge of the new COVID Delta Variant cases and deaths in all 50 states. The positivity rate in San Antonio has more than tripled from 3% to more than 12% in the last few weeks. Due to the unrelenting pandemic and the uncertainty for timely completion of street construction downtown; we are CANCELING THE 2021 VETERANS PARADE SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2021.
We waited to make this announcement hoping the pandemic conditions would improve and we would have more certainty for completion of the downtown street construction in time to have the 2021 Parade. At this point in time, the pandemic is not over and the street construction may not be completed this year if there are weather related delays.
Our most serious concern is the surge of the COVID 19 Delta Variant infecting both fully vaccinated and unvaccinated people. New cases and deaths are rapidly increasing and spreading across Texas. It is because of our utmost concern for the safety and well-being of the Veterans and citizens of San Antonio that we have made the prudent decision to cancel the 2021 Veterans Parade.
We are cautiously optimistic the COVID 19 Pandemic will be over in 2022. Also, by cancelling the 2021 Veterans Parade it will allow much more time for completing downtown street projects. We will post updates on our website and Facebook page to keep everyone informed on the 2022 Veterans Parade.
Mike Mendez, President
U.S. Military Veterans Parade Association