In coordination with the Office of the Mayor of the City of Pittsburgh, the Fort Pitt Chapter joined other local military organizations to plan and execute the city’s salute to Veterans. Steel City Salutes has become an annual event focusing on honoring Veterans Day. Held on Saturday, 7 November, the event was preceded on Friday, 6 Nov, with the first Annual Armed Forces Gala at the University of Pittsburgh.
Military organizations joining the Chapter president, Carlos Carmona-Torres, in this event were representatives from the 316th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, 911th Airlift Wing of the USAF Reserves, 171st Air Refueling Wing of the PA Air National Guard, and the 28th Infantry Division of the PA Army National Guard.
Steel City Salutes was designed as a two-part operation featuring a parade through downtown Pittsburgh and a military static and interactive display at Point State Park.
The parade included music by the 28th Infantry Division band, historic military vehicles, military units, and other civic organizations. Grand marshal of this year’s parade was MG John Gronski, Commanding General, 28th Infantry Division. At Point State Park, the Fort Pitt Museum assisted in organizing interactive demonstrations of early frontier life, accompanied by reenactors of the Civil War and World War II. Many historic and current military vehicles were on hand for viewers to enjoy.
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