San Elizario Veteran's Day Parade

San Elizario’s 20th Annual Veterans Day Parade Nov. 5, 2016

The Historic town of San Elizario will be hosting its 20th Annual Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony on Saturday, November 5, 2016. The parade will start at 9:00 am at Thompson Rd and Socorro Rd, travel east on Socorro Rd., on to Main St. and Alarcon Rd., ending at Veterans Memorial Plaza in front of the San Elizario Presidio Mission. The Ceremonies will continue at the Plaza at 10:30 am. Presentation of the Colors, playing of the National Anthem and the Pledge of Allegiance will be conducted. Special guests, dignitaries along with our 2016 San Elizario Grand Marshal, Patricia Cruz, will be introduced. A Candle Lighting, POW-MIA, and Flag Folding ceremony will be observed. Five Veterans, Robert E. Lopez, Jonathan E. Mendez, Roberto Ramirez, Jesus Rey Jr. and Marcos G. Sanchez, all having roots/ties to San Eli, will be honored for their military service. Each Honoree will be presented patriotic gifts.

The Veterans Committee of the San Elizario Genealogy and Historical Society, cordially invites everyone to attend the parade and ceremony. Bring your families, neighbors, friends and cameras, and enjoy the day celebrating and honoring all veterans. While in San Eli, visit our Presidio Mission, the Portales Museum and Tourist Center, the Veterans Museum, the Veterans Memorial Brick Walk, the Old County Jail, and the world famous Art Galleries that make up the Art District, everything within walking distance. For more information, contact Ray Borrego, Chair, San Elizario Veterans Committee, at 915-383-8529, or email: Visit our website at

Since 1954 the El Paso County Historical Society has been a driving force in the historic scene of El Paso. EPCHS strives to foster research into the history of the El Paso area; acquire and make available to the public historic materials; publish and encourage historical writing pertaining to the area; and to develop public consciousness of our rich heritage.