May 16-18, the City of Torrance will pay tribute to the nation’s Armed Forces with its 55th Annual Armed Forces Day Celebration and Parade – the City’s longest standing tradition.
Each year, the city honors a different military branch; this year highlights the United States Navy.
Grand Marshal, Rear Adm. Patrick Lorge, Commander, Navy Region Southwest, will lead the parade on May 17, 2014, that will begin at 1:30 p.m.
Lorge will be the grand marshal of the parade that will include active and reserve military units from the five branches of the Armed Forces. The parade will also include military vehicles of all descriptions including: Humvees, armored personnel carriers, support vehicles and Abrams Battle Tanks will also rumble down the streets of Torrance.
Additionally, Lorge will conduct the swearing in of hundreds of future military recruits from the five branches. Military and elected dignitaries, along with the community, will also be honoring the hundreds of military service men and women as they pass in review.
For more information on the Armed Forces Day Parade and Celebration, visit www.TorranceCA.Gov/ArmedForcesDay.htm.