Parade History

YearThemeGrand Marshall
2019American Legion Post 791 – Centennial Celebration of Founding
2018Northbrook Police Chief Roger Adkins and Northbrook Fire Chief Andy Carlson
2017Northbrook Park District – Celebrating 90th Anniversary
20161966 GBN Baseball State Champions
2015Northbrook Rotary Club
2014Celebrating Historic MomentsNorthbrook Historical Society Board of Directors
2013Unity Through CommunityMarcia Doniger, Founder of Northbrook Citizens for Drug and Alcohol
2012ImagineCurrent Iraq and Afghanistan Vets and Their Families
2011Honoring Old GloryWWII Veterans
2010Making A Difference Through ServiceThe Scouts of Northbrook
2009Northbrook Celebrates FreedomNorthbrook Woman’s Club
2008Red, White, Blue and Northbrook GreenEd Harvey & John Novinson
2007Honoring America’s HeroesBernie Schmidt
2006Diversity Makes U.S. StrongDon Hintz and Jack Coombe
2005Northbrook Salutes Pride in AmericaLona N. Louis
2004Great Traditions – A Grand TimeNorthbrook Civic Foundation
2003Red, White & Blue Celebrates with Green & GoldOriginal GBN Staff
2002Proud To Be An AmericanPark District and Library Boards
2001The Fabric of Our HistoryShermerville Kids – Residents Born in Shermerville
2000Celebrate@Northbrook.IL.USRon Christensen
1999On to the MillenniumJudith Hughes
1998Pride in Old GloryWally Kruse
1997A Family 4thJoe Doud
1996Let Freedom Ring!Ron Bernardi
1995The Tradition ContinuesDan & Toni Walker
1994Northbrook – An American OriginalDavid Cruickshank, Andy Gabel, Herman Lorenz, Louie Werhane
1993Celebrating FreedomMarcia Doniger
1992Demonstrate DemocracyDr. E. James Duffy
1991To Honor Those Who ServedBruce Hoover, Norbert Gumbinger, and Vets
1990Marching Into The 90sKen Thiel
1989. . . By The PeopleJoe Doud
1988. . . Of the PeopleDavid Cruickshank & Andy Gabel
1987We the PeopleDaniel J. Walker
1986Our Land of LibertyBert Pollak
1985Let’s Have an Old-Fashioned 4thDr. & Mrs. Homer O. Harvey
1984Spirit of AmericaMr. & Mrs Ed Rudolph
1983Salute Our Volunteers
1982Fun With the Red, White and Blue
1981Friends and Neighbors
1980The Great Outdoors
1979Games People Play
1978Close Encounters of the 4th
1977On the Road to Happiness
1976Freedom’s Way – U.S.A.
1975This Land is Our Land
1974It’s A Small World
1973An Old Fashioned 4th
1971America the Beautiful
1970This Land is Your Land
1969Let’s Sing Out, Sing Out For America