News Release Header
For Immediate Release:
May 29, 2015
Media Contact:
Rene Diaz


Miami-Dade Military Affairs Board to participate in Operation Homecoming Parade to honor veterans

(MIAMI, FL) – Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz and the Miami-Dade Military Affairs Board are inviting the public to join Honor Flight South Florida in honoring the sacrifices of our military veterans at the Operation Homecoming Parade on Saturday, May 30 at 8:15 p.m. at Miami International Airport Concourse J.

The parade will welcome back 65 World War II and Korean War veterans as they return to MIA following a daylong trip to Washington D.C. sponsored by Honor Flight South Florida and Eastern Airlines to give veterans the opportunity to visit the National World War II Memorial and the Korean War Veterans Memorial on the National Mall. 

Family members, friends and military honor guards will all be a part of the homecoming parade festivities.

“These local veterans are true heroes, and this homecoming parade is a great opportunity for this community to show how much we still honor and appreciate their sacrifices,” said Commissioner Diaz, who chairs the Miami-Dade Military Affairs Board.

Attendees should plan on arriving at least 45 minutes before the flight’s scheduled arrival time of 8:15 p.m. to secure a good spot along the parade route. They are encouraged to wear their best red, white and blue outfits, and bring their American flags to wave proudly.

Those arriving by car should enter through the MIA main parking entrance, and proceed to the Flamingo parking or the uncovered south parking lot east of the Flamingo Garage, which can be accessed by driving through the garage.

For more information, visit

Honor Flight South Florida
Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz
Miami-Dade County Military Affairs Board
Operation Homecoming Parade
May 30, 2015, 8:15 p.m.
Miami International Airport Concourse J
2100 NW 42nd Ave., Miami, FL 33126