WHO WE ARE
Vet Events Tally is an organization made up of volunteer Veterans and citizens whose goal is to honor and respect those who are currently serving or who have served in our Nations Armed Forces.
Vet Events Tally is a Florida Registered, IRS designated 501(c)3 corporation chartered in 2010 to coordinate, organize and produce the Leon County / Tallahassee Veterans Day Parade and other Veteran related events held throughout the Big Bend area.
Vet Events Tally is an all volunteer organization with no paid employees or consultants. We have approximately 10 year round volunteers who are the hub of the Parade and use up to an additional 400 volunteers throughout the year for the Parade and various other events we participate in.
WHAT WE’VE DONE
Vet Events Tally took over a Veterans Day Parade that in 2007 & 2008 averaged 500 participants and 1,500 attendees and was held on a side street, moved the Parade to Monroe Street, increased participation to just over 3,400 last year and have had an average attendance police estimate of 25,000 people since 2010.
In addition to the Parade, we have organized or helped to organize various Veteran activities such as Leon County’s Annual Veterans Thank You Celebration held every spring, Salute To Veterans Poker Run every November, Veterans Memorial Poker Run every May, POW/MIA Recognition events held annually on the 3rd weekend in September, as well as sponsoring the Children’s Petting Zoo at the North Florida Fair and various other Veteran and community events.
TO ALL OF YOU WHO HONOR OUR VETERANS:
After serving as the President of VET, Inc. since 2010, Joe West has decided to take a well deserved retirement. Under his leadership the parade has grown to over 140 parade entries, 30,000+ spectators and includes a 1-mile Fun Run, 5K race, food and craft vendors, entertainment and a poker run. I am honored and humbled to have been elected to take over his role and try to fill his very big shoes.
There are approximately 27,000 Veterans in the four county area of the Big Bend (Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon and Wakulla Counties)! Through the efforts of our volunteer members of Vet Events Tallahassee and the generosity of the business community and individual donors, we are able to provide multiple activities for these Veterans and the community each year. Our goal is for it to continue to grow so that EVERY Veteran in the Big Bend area receives the honor and recognition due them for their service to our country.
I pledge to give 100% toward the success of this organization and the support of the Veterans in our community.