The Salvation Army in Portland marches on
Portland Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade
Recently, The Salvation Army in Portland continued its long tradition of participating in the Rose Festival’s Grand Floral Parade—the largest single-day spectator event in Oregon—winning the Grand Marshal’s award for exceptional merit. Over 500,000 spectators viewed the parade, and KGW News Channel 8 televised it.
The Salvation Army float, Honoring Those Who Serve, featured a representative from each branch of the military in full uniform, along with Salvation Army officers, flag bearers and a WWI doughnut girl.
The Army’s float was made possible through the sponsorship of Shilo Inns Suites Hotels, Yorke & Curtis General Contractors, and CIDA, Inc.
More than 30 Salvation Army corps, volunteers and military representatives took part in the parade.