The Armed Services Salute is a celebration of Michigan’s veterans, active military, civilian community support and the authentic patriotism inspired by that collaboration.

The Armed Services Salute is a patriotic Veterans Day celebration in Corktown, Detroit, anchored at the IBEW Local 58 Union Hall on Abbott Street, just off of Trumbull. This year’s event will consist of the 18th Annual Detroit Veterans Day Parade, the 4Star 4Mile Race, and the IBEW VetsFastveteran breakfast.
• 8:00 AM IBEW VetsFast
• 9:45 AMOpening Ceremony

 Conducted in the parking lot of IBEW local 58, we acknowledge our veterans of honor and distinction in a program that will feature Afghanistan Veterans.

• 11:00 AM – Start Line Remarks
• 11:05 AM – Start of the 4Star 4Mile Race and the Motorcycle Brigade

The 4Star 4Mile race stretches 4 miles throughout Corktown. This race has the distinction of being the only race that runs alongside a Parade. The race is presented by The Michigan State Fair LLC. Participants dedicate their run to a military member or service veteran.

• 11:11 AM – The 18th Annual Detroit Veterans Day Parade Steps off!

The Armed Services Salute is a collaboration between the Metropolitan Detroit Veterans Coalition (MDVC), the 4Star 4Mile Race Committee, and its sponsors including IBEW Local 58, Vietnam Veterans of America and the Michigan State Fair LLC. The Armed Services Salute is a regional acknowledgement of SE Michigan’s role as the Arsenal of Democracy and is supported by the VA, top ranking officers of active and retired military, bi-partisan political leadership, and major corporations. No veteran or parade unit is ever charged to participate, so we rely heavily on our sponsors contributions to make this celebration happen. We value our great sponsors and always welcome more to join us in sponsoring this celebration.

Download the Parade Staging, Directions, Parking Instructions

Download the current Armed Services Salute Master Timeline

Download the Armed Services Salute Parking Guide


18th Detroit Veterans Day Parade Route

2023 4Star4Mile Race


The Metropolitan Detroit Veterans Coalition has a deep sense of pride in our community and In the American Flag that flies at countless homes and businesses and in our country.



We believe that veterans have the unique power to inspire patriotism. We believe authentic patriotism binds diverse communities in a common cause under a unified banner.


The MDVC inspires patriotism by providing a platform for America’s veterans, active military and citizens to serve together in their communities


MDVC  500 Temple ST. Suite 4M.  Detroit, MI 48201

The Metropolitan Detroit Veterans Coalition is a 501c-3 Organization, contributions are deductible under section 170 of the IRS Code.