12 Facts About Steuben Parade


Von Steuben Parade is still regarded as one of the most important German Americans, as his training of the young American troops made victory against the British possible.

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German-American Steuben Parade is an annual parade traditionally held in cities across the United States on Von Steuben Day.

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The Steuben Parade was founded in 1957 and has grown into one of the largest celebrations of German and German-American culture in the United States.

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In 2017, the Steuben Parade celebrated its 60th anniversary with Grand Marshals Admiral Nielson from the German Navy along with longtime Steuben Parade Volunteer and German-American Community Leader Heinz Buck.

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Every year the German-American Steuben Parade is led by cadets representing the German Language Club of the Military Academy of West Point, which General von Steuben founded.

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Every year, the German-American Steuben Parade is led by one or more Grand Marshals, either American citizens with a German background or German citizens with a special relationship with America.

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In 2007, celebrating the 50th Anniversary German-American Steuben Parade, the Grand Marshal was former US Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, born in the Franconia region of Bavaria in Germany.

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Steuben Parade leads directly to the German-American Friendship Party in Central Park.

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Steuben Parade is selected based on her German-American heritage and knowledge of German culture.

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Steuben Parade is expected to promote the parade, its events, and numerous German festivals throughout the New York region each summer.

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The Steuben Parade is overseen by the German-American Committee of Greater New York, a not-for-profit organization registered in New York with 5013 status.

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The Steuben Parade Day Observance Association of Philadelphia and Vicinity is a not-for-profit organization registered in Pennsylvania with 5013 status.

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