Parade Grand Marshal

Selected From our community

The Fremont 4th of July Committee selects annually a person, group or organization to be our Grand Marshal.

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
— Thomas Jefferson, Founding Father (April 13, 1743 - July 4, 1826)

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2017 Parade Grand Marshal - FUSD Superintendent James Morris, Ed. D.

Jim Morris began his career in education thirty-six years ago as a teacher in Los Angeles and is retiring on June 30th as the Superintendent of the Fremont Unified School District where he has served for the past seven years. He is proud that Fremont is widely recognized for our high performing schools, amazing students, talented teachers and staff, and committed parents and community.

He holds a bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo, a Master's degree in Educational Administration, and a Doctor of Education degree from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).

2017 Honorary Grand Marshal

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The Family of James "Jim" Sakane

Earlier this year, our community lost a Fremont icon. We were all surprised and deeply saddened by the passing of James "Jim" Sakane, a great kind man. In honor and respect, we are pleased to announce that his family will be showcased as our Honorary Grand Marshals. The parade was one of Jim's favorite Fremont events to photograph. He had an incredible gift of capturing the spirit of all the events he filmed. We will truly miss him and are proud to be able to honor him and his family.