For the third year in a row, IBEW 1245’s Veterans Group organized a contingent at the Sacramento Veterans Day Parade, which took place on Nov. 11, 2016. The 1245 contingent joined more than a thousand veterans and supporters for the annual march down Capitol Avenue in downtown Sacramento.
The 16 members of the Local 1245 group waved, saluted and handed out miniature flags to the veterans and children along the parade route. Organizing Steward Ivan Pareda served as the in-house DJ, entertaining marchers and spectators alike with patriotic songs and live IBEW 1245 announcements. Special guests included current Marine/Power Pathway training student Carlos Hernandez and Business Rep JV Macor.
“What an amazing day!” said IBEW 1245 Organizing Steward and military veteran Walter Carmier, who lead the contingent. “I’m honored and proud not just to be a veteran, but a union veteran. Thank you 1245!”