Parade Marshal Announcement – Wild West Days
PRESS RELEASE - THE 6TH ANNUAL TOMBSTONE WILD WEST DAYS – “A SALUTE TO THE BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE ARMED FORCES PARADE MARSHAL ANNOUNCEMENT”
On Saturday March 14th, and Sunday March 15th the Wild West Detachment, Marine Corps League is proud to present the 6th Annual Tombstone Wild West Days - A Salute to the Brave Men and Women of the Armed Forces.
On Saturday March 14th, there will be Street Entertainment 10am-4pm and a USO style canteen dance at Big Nose Kate's Saloon 6pm-9pm. Sunday, March 15th, there will be a Salute to the Troops/St. Patrick's Day Parade.
On Sunday March 15th, the Wild West Detachment, Marine Corps League is honored and thrilled to announce this year’s Parade Marshall will be Congresswomen Martha McSally, Colonel, USAF Retired. She is currently a member of the United States House of Representatives (R), representing Arizona's 8th district.
She is the first female fighter pilot to fly in combat, flying the A-10 over Iraq and Kuwait during Operation Southern Watch. She is the first female in U.S. history to command a USAF fighter squadron, the 354th Fighter Squadron (354 FS) based at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. In 2001-2002, Martha McSally earned national recognition for successfully overturning a military policy requiring all U.S. servicewomen to wear a Muslim Abaya and headscarf when off base in Saudi Arabia.
The parade starts at 11am on historic Allen Street, Tombstone, AZ.
Red, White and Blue, as well as, the "Wearing of Green" are encouraged!
If you would like to submit an entry into the Parade, there is no Entry Fee. Signup will be at 6th and Allen Streets Starting at 9:30am the day of the parade. For additional information please contact Bill Pakinkis at 520.266.5266 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org