Thursday, November 11 2021 at 11:00 AM
Annual Salute to Veterans Poker Run is Back!
Who We Are
Veteran 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. We are 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. Veteran Events Tally is proud to be 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
Veteran 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.