Armed Forces Day 2018

The Armed Forces Day Parade will begin at 10 a.m., heading west on C Avenue from 6th Street, before turning north on 11th Street. Participants will then head north on Fort Sill Boulevard before ending on the corner of Fort Sill Blvd. and Ferris Ave.

Billed in years past as the largest Armed Forces Day parade in the nation, more than 100 participants are set to march in Lawton Fort Sill’s procession. With the theme for the event set as “Our Heroes, A Purple Heart City,” bands, community and business floats, military officials and veterans will unite in tribute to the men and women who have valiantly served our nation. This showing of solidarity helps to renew the community’s support for our local soldiers, as well as soldiers serving abroad.

Armed Forces Day Events

The luncheon will take place at 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 18. RSVP Deadline is 5 p.m. May 9.

Luncheon Registration

For more information on the luncheon, contact Sharleen Gehers, Special Projects Manager, at 580-355-3541.

Parade entry forms are available now, and will be accepted up to 3 p.m. Friday, May 11.

Parade Entry Form

For more information on the parade, contact Taylor Burgess, CVB Director, at 580-355-3541.



Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Deadline for sponsorships May 1

United In Strength Sponsor

Guardians of Peace Sponsors



 Pillars of Freedom Sponsor


Candlewood Suites

Fort Sill Federal Credit Union

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.

Hilton Garden Inn & Lawton-Fort Sill Convention Center

Veterans United Home Loans


Teamed for Defense Sponsors


Platt College


Commerce Circle