For Immediate Release
November 5, 2015
Contact: Jackie Calzadilla
Miami Lakes, FL - The Town of Miami Lakes is honored to announce Gary E. Cardenas as the Grand Marshal for the 36th Annual Miami Lakes Veteran's Day Parade sponsored by the Graham Companies and Miami Lakes Automall, taking place on Sunday, November 8, beginning promptly at 10 am.
Gary volunteered for service in the U.S. Army in 1964. He served in various capacities while in Germany and at Ft. Bragg, NC, namely as Training and Operations NCO, Forward Air Controller, and Public Information Officer. Gary was awarded the Army Commendation Medal in May 1966. After Gary’s honorable discharge from the Army, he embarked on a banking career in Trust Operations that spanned 37 years and covered three local Banks. Gary retired as Vice President of Northern Trust Bank of Florida.
Gary stays involved in the community as the Commander of the American Legion Post 144-Miami Lakes. He is a Life Member of the Vietnam Veterans of America and of the Cuban American Veterans Association (CAVA) and a member of our very own Veterans Committee.
This year’s parade presented by the Town’s Veterans and Cultural Affairs Committees will follow the same route introduced last year. The route will begin at the corner of Bull Run Road and Ludlam Road (NW 67th Avenue) and then head south on Ludlam Road. The grandstand location will be at Main Street and Ludlam Road.
The Town will close Ludlam Road, between Miami Lakeway North and Miami Lakes Drive from 6:30 am until 1 pm for the parade. The alternate route for through traffic on Ludlam Road will run through Miami Lakeway North for southbound and northbound traffic.
For sponsorship or participation information, please visit www.miamilakes-fl.gov/parade or contact Clarisell De Cardenas at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (305) 364-6100 in order to be included.