2017

Dedicated to Those Who Come to the Aid of Others

PARADE THEME:
4th of July Texas Style
Grand Marshal:
Myles Garrett

2016

Dedicated To Those Who Keep Arlington Beautiful

PARADE THEME:

Grand Marshal:
Molly Hollar

2015

Dedicated to the People of Arlington

PARADE THEME:
50th Anniversary
Grand Marshal:
Past Parade Board members

2014

Dedicated to the Arlington Historical Society

Grand Marshal: Geraldine Mills

2013

Educators of Arlington

Grand Marshals: Dr. Vistasp Karbhari, ;President of UT Arlington, Dr. Marcelo Cavazos; Superintendent of Arlington ISD, Dr. Bill Coppola; President of Tarrant County College SE Campus

2012

Arlington Citizens Who Have Given Their Lives For The Cause of Freedom

Grand Marshal: Four generations of Girl Scouts

2011

To Those Who Come Together To Unite Our Country

Grand Marshal: Allan Saxe

2010

The Youth Of America (100 Years of Boy Scouts)

Grand Marshal: Three generations of Hellier family Eagle Scouts (Tom, Clark and Kyle)

2009

Great Moments In American History

2008

Those Who Uphold Our Freedoms

Grand Marshal: Ruthe Jackson

2007

One Nation Built By All

Grand Marshal: Bill Kilpartick

2006

Arlington 4th of July Sponsors

Grand Marshals are Sponsors: Accent Awards, AE Petsche Co., AISD, City of Arlington, Comcast, Duncan Disposal, GEICO, ARBO, General Motors, KLIF, Rooms to Go, Six Flags Over Texas, Star-Telegram, UTA, Westlake Ace Hardware

2005

Dedication

The dedication is a “THANK YOU” to all those who promote a spirit of patriotism, especially those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice for the Flag. The “Thank You” goes to Arlington, for contributing to 40 years of successful Independence day celebrations. Included in this “Thank You” are our sponsors and parade participants, as well as the spectators. Grand Marshals: Past Parade Marshals

2004

To Those Who Keep The Music Coming

Grand Marshals: Arlington’s longtime proponents of music and retired AISD music directors, Jane Ellis and Dean Corey will be honored at the Fourth of July Parade this year. Dean Corey’s wife, Becky Corey, and Jane Ellis will be the parade’s Grand Marshals

2003

Our Children, Our Future

Grand Marshals: Patrick Davis, Tam Ho, Lauren Gaines, Michael Sherwin, Tenetia Carpenter, Tiera Thompson

2002

Those Who Serve America

All branches of the service, firemen, policemen, etc.

2001

Dedicated to 50 years of friendship between Arlington and our sister city – Bad Konigshofen, Germany

Grand Marshals Theda Howell who was the one who first became a pen pal to a girl in the German city and Former Mayor Vandergriff who was the Mayor when Arlington helped this struggling city.

2000

Dedicated to Science and Technology Contributions to the American Dream

Grand Marshals are AISD teachers, Pattie Musselman, Charlie Hagen, Jo Matsler, Jane Borland and Trey Crumpton

1999

Dedicated to organizations which preserve America’s history and principles of democracy

Grand Marshal Dorothy Rencurrel; Chairman of the Arlington Landmark Preservation Committee and long time worker to preserve the history of Arlington

1998

Dedicated to those unsung heroes in our midst

Grand Marshal Tillie Burgin; Executive Director of Mission Arlington

1997

Dedicated to the religious community of Arlington

Grand Marshal Harold Elliott; Chaplain of the Arlington Police Department and former pastor

1996

Dedicated to UTA Alumni

Grand Marshals Anna Waynette Vandergriff; former first lady of Arlington, Royce West; Texas Senator, and George Campbell; Arlington City Manager

1995

Dedicated to the All-Star Game

Grand Marshal Governor George W. Bush

1994

Dedicated to the American Red Cross

Grand Marshal Charles Brosseau; Chairman-Tarrant County Red Cross

1993

Dedicated to Arlington’s Volunteers

Grand Marshal Jeanne Keetle (representing all of Arlington’s volunteers)

1992

Dedicated to the Banks of Arlington

Grand Marshal Miss Arlington

1991

Dedicated to the men and women of the military services

Grand Marshals The veterans of all five branches of services: Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Guard, and Air Force

1990

Dedicated to the Past Presidents of the Arlington Fourth of July Celebration | Silver Anniversary Year of the parade

Grand Marshal Joe McCabe; only charter member of the association who has actively worked with the group for 25 years

1989

Dedicated to the Arlington Museum of Art

Grand Marshals Howard and Arista Joyner (founders of the Arlington Art Museum and Arlington Art Association)

1988

Dedicated to the Arts in Arlington

Grand Marshal Ray Lichtenwalter; Director: Arlington Band, which plays at City Hall during the parade and again at the evening program

1987

Dedicated to sponsors of the Independence Day celebration

Grand Marshals Dan Crowe; President of DFW Suburban Newspapers, parade sponsor, and Bailey and Jennie Ruff; owners of Arlington Hardware, evening program and fireworks Display sponsors

1986

Dedicated to the Lone Star State (Year of Sesquicentennial)

Grand Marshal Former Mayor, and Congressman Tom Vandergriff; Chairman of Arlington Sesquicentennial Committee

1985

Dedicated to AISD

Grand Marshal Retiring Superintendent J. W. Counts

1984

Dedicated to UTA

Grand Marshal Dr. Wendell Nedderman; UTA President

1983

Dedicated to the Fielder Museum

Grand Marshal Robert Fielder

1982

Dedicated to the memory of Carolyn Snider

Dedicated to the memory of Carolyn Snider; long-time city councilwoman, church and civic worker and ardent supporter of Arlington and the Independence Day celebration. Note: Empty car with signs on the sides at the front of the parade.

1981

Dedicated to the memory of Howard “Gumpy” Moore

Dedicated to the memory of Howard “Gumpy” Moore, who served as Parade Marshal 1965-1980. Noted: an empty car with signs on the sides at the front of the parade.

1980

Beverly Leggitt and Dottie Lynn

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