Council member Capt. Tim Nelson, Sgt. Carlos Liscano to serve as Grand Marshals
(November 8, 2012) Celebrate community pride while honoring veterans this Saturday, November 10 at the annual Frisco Community Parade through historic downtown. Participants will head up Main Street, beginning at 11 a.m. Frisco City Council member and U.S. Army Reserve Captain Tim Nelson along with Vietnam veteran, U.S. Army Sgt. Carlos Liscano will be honored as parade grand marshals. The theme of this year’s parade is “Welcome Home”.
“It’s fitting that this year’s parade theme is ‘Welcome Home’ since council member Tim Nelson just returned from his tour in Afghanistan,” said Mayor Maher Maso, honorary chairman, Frisco Community Parade Committee. “We’re also marking the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War and those who served, including our own Carlos Liscano, Vietnam vet, longtime resident, community servant and volunteer.”
Cpt. Nelson returned home this week after being deployed to Afghanistan with the 980th Engineer Battalion to support Operation Enduring Freedom in November 2011. He is an Iraq war veteran and has served in the U.S. Army Reserves for 23 years. Cpt. Nelson’s community service extends beyond the military. He was elected to the Frisco City Council, Place 5 in May 2011.
Sgt. Liscano served the U.S. Army from 1965 – 68. He was awarded the Bronze Star for service in Vietnam.
Liscano moved to Frisco in 1968. Through the years, he has mentored FISD students, served as Post commander of Frisco’s VFW Post, and is credited with helping establish the city’s public Memorial Day service.
Beginning at 11 a.m., parade participants will leave FC Dallas Stadium, traveling east on Main Street through historic downtown before finishing at North County Road. Main Street will be closed between World Cup Way and Dogwood Street Saturday morning, November 10, between 9:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. for the Community Parade. In addition, Frisco Street will be closed between Technology Drive and Main Street during the same time… view the map and read more about road closures the day of the parade.
The Frisco Community Parade is held every November to mark Veterans Day and to showcase community spirit. The parade -- which was originally a homecoming parade when Frisco was home to one high school -- features floats, school marching bands, high school football teams, cheerleaders, scouts, civic organizations, youth sports teams, Frisco-based professional sports teams, not to mention local businesses.
The Frisco Community Parade is a collaboration between the City of Frisco, Frisco Independent School District, Frisco Chamber of Commerce, Frisco Veterans Advisory Committee, Frisco Style, School of Rock and 97.5 KLAK Radio.