Home Town Heroes

About Us

We should never forget the sacrifices that our first responders and healthcare workers make for us every day.
We take aim at celebrating and honoring our day–to–day heroes with a full day of family–friendly celebrations, entertainment, and games — punctuated by the HomeTown Heroes Parade. Enjoy a fun–filled day at Miami–Dade’s Central Park, Tropical Park, with activities for the entire family.

THE PARADE WILL INCLUDE:

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY MAYOR DANIELLA LEVINE CAVA

“As Mayor of Miami-Dade County, I invite you to join our second annual Hometown Heroes Parade. This event honors first responders and essential workers who tirelessly serve our community day in and day out. We’re grateful for their sacrifices and hope to celebrate these local heroes who protect us at all costs. I’d like to extend my gratitude to the Board of County Commissioners, especially Commissioner Danielle Cohen Higgins and Chairman Oliver Gilbert, for their role in establishing Miami-Dade County’s First Responders Day. I am also grateful to Vice Chairman Anthony Rodriguez for enabling this event to take place in District 10 at Tropical Park. With your help, we can unite and pay tribute to those who have made this moment possible.”


Daniella Levine Cava
Mayor

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY CHAIRMAN OLIVER G. GILBERT, III

“As Chairman of the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners, I graciously welcome you to support the County’s second-annual Hometown Heroes Parade. Our local First Responders and Essential Workers are willing to go to the front lines when we need them the most. Their commitment and selflessness cannot be overstated. The Hometown Heroes Parade demonstrates our enduring support and gratitude for these valiant men and women. I hope you will help us make this event a great success.”




Oliver G. Gilbert, III
Chairman

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY VICE CHAIRMAN ANTHONY RODRIGUEZ

“The Board of County Commissioners has fostered unity and gratitude within our community through our efforts in creating and hosting the Hometown Heroes Parade and Festivities. By honoring our first responders, law enforcement and frontline workers, we not only recognize their unwavering dedication but also strengthen the bond between our residents and those who selflessly protect us. I thank Commissioner Cohen Higgins for hosting this year’s event at Tropical Park located in District 10.”

Anthony Rodriguez
District 10

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY COMMISSIONER DANIELLE COHEN HIGGINS

This important community event helps change the narrative on who our heroes really are.
Many children idolize athletes or musicians, but we should show them that our frontline workers of policemen, firemen and nurses are our true heroes. This celebration serves as a way to honor and praise our brave men and women that put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe. That’s why I am proud to have brought the legislation to create this event and so grateful for the support of my colleagues and Mayor.

Danielle Cohen Higgins
District 8