GREATER MANASSAS
VETERANS DAY PARADE


The Greater Manassas Veterans Day Parade
11 AM Saturday, November 9, 2013 ~
Honoring All Veterans ~ Special Recognition to the Veterans of the 1991 Persion Gulf War

THANK YOU

The Parade Committee is deeply gratified by the level of participation from so many and so diverse an array of participants. Their participation is a clear witness of the gratitude we all share for the service and sacrifice of all our area military veterans. I also would like to thank the general public, the City of Manassas and the area school systems for their continued strong support of this annual event.

Colonel John R. Lilley II, USMC (ret)
Chairman
5TH Annual Greater Manassas Veterans Day Parade



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Kuwait Invasion.. DESERT SHIELD / DESERT STORM

Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein ordered the invasion and occupation of neighboring Kuwait in early August 1990. Alarmed by these actions, fellow Arab powers such as Saudi Arabia and Egypt called on the United States and other Western nations to intervene.

Hussein defied United Nations Security Council demands to withdraw from Kuwait by mid-January 1991, and the Persian Gulf War began with a massive U.S.-led air offensive known as Operation Desert Storm. After 42 days of relentless attacks by the allied coalition in the air and on the ground, U.S. President George H.W. Bush declared a cease-fire on February 28; by that time, most Iraqi forces in Kuwait had either surrendered or fled.

Though the Persian Gulf War was initially considered an unqualified success for the international coalition, simmering conflict in the troubled region led to a second Gulf War-known as the Iraq War-that began in 2003.




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