Following the Car Cruise will be the night parade which will begin about 9:30pm or dusk. We have a special Grand Marshall this year, Branden Minuth, a former Navy SEAL with three combat tours to Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. He served as the Platoon Scout Sniper, Sniper Instructor, and Radio Communicator. Branden understands what it means to take care of those who take care of you.
He is currently a Vice President, Senior Financial Advisor, Portfolio Manager, and Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor with Merrill Lynch in Saginaw. He is also the president of the Michigan Heroes Museum, board of advisory member for After The Impact Fund (helping Veterans, Legends, and Leaders in the area of Mental Health and Wellness). Branden was recognized as the Bay City Western HS Distinguished Alumnus for the Class of 2016, and was the Detroit Lions Hometown Hero against the Green Bay Packers December of 2017.
Branden lives in Midland with his wife and two sons and enjoys hunting, fishing, skiing, and spending time with his family.