Veteran’s Day Celebrations Planned Around Arizona In 2019

Across Arizona, residents will be honoring those who served in the military this Veteran’s Day weekend.

Anthem

Saturday, November 9, 2019
9 AM – 12 PM
3655 W Anthem Way
Anthem, Phoenix, AZ

Daisy Mountain Veterans

The 15th Annual Daisy Mountain Veterans Parade will be held on November 9, 2019, in Anthem. The parade is free and open to the public. The route begins at Gavilan Peak Parkway/Memorial Drive and ends at the Anthem Community Center. Last year’s parade honored Veterans who served in Somalia.

This year the parade Grand Marshals will be from the Submariner community. The Grand Marshals will be all Submariners, with the Arizona Submarine Veterans, Perch Base of Phoenix, AZ participating as well.

Goodyear

Monday, November 11, 2019
2:00  – 4:00 PM
Goodyear Ballpark
1933 South Ballpark Way
Goodyear, AZ 85338

Pride Of Goodyear Veteran’s Day Tribute

This event will pay tribute to the tremendous sacrifices made by the men and women of the armed forces, along with their families, in serving our country. All five branches of the military are invited to participate. The event will feature musical performances, speeches, an interactive flag garden and more!

Mesa

Monday, November 11, 2019
11:00 AM
Center Street and University
Mesa, AZ

2019 East Valley Veterans Parade

This year our Parade Theme will be Commemorate and Celebrate as we pay tribute to two significant mile markers in history. We commemorate 75 years since D-Day, a turning point during World War II. We also celebrate the 100th year of observing Veterans Day, established in 1919 as Armistice Day.

The East Valley Veterans Parade starts on Center Street and University in Mesa and runs South on Center St. to 1st St, it then turns west onto 1st St. and continues to Robson. The parade starts at 11:00 a.m. It lasts approximately 1.5 hrs.

Phoenix

Monday, November 11, 2019
11:00 AM
Montebello and Central

Phoenix Veterans Day Parade

The parade will be presented by Honoring America’s Veterans on Monday November 11th, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.. The parade starts at Montebello and Central runs southbound, then turns East on Camelback Road, and then turns South on 7th Street and de-stages at Indian School Road.

Prescott

Monday, November 11, 2019
10:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Courthouse Plaza
750 Whipple St Prescott, AZ 86301

2019 Veteran’s Day Parade

Opening ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m. on the main stage (Cortez St and Union St) across from the Yavapai County Courthouse Plaza. Parade will begin promptly at 11:00 a.m.

Parade route is as follows: Corner of Cortez St and Willis, south on Cortez St to Goodwin St, Weston Goodwin St to Montezuma (Whiskey Row)), and then north on Montezuma to Sheldon St. Participation in the parade is free. 928-777-1100

Tucson

Monday, November 11, 2019
11:00 AM
Downtown Tucson ( West Alameda Street and Granada Avenue)

The 100th Annual Tucson Veterans Day Parade

The parade begins at 11 a.m., and this year’s theme is “100 Years of Honoring Veterans.” More than 100 entrants are expected.

Participants will start assembling at 8 a.m. The parade begins downtown at West Alameda Street and Granada Avenue, heads east on Alameda Street, north on Stone Avenue, west on Franklin Street, north on Church Avenue, west on 6th Street, then south on Granada Avenue, returning to the staging point on Alameda Street.

From 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., several downtown streets will be closed. Businesses, parking garages, and parking lots will be open and accessible. Local resident, pedestrian, and bicycle access will be maintained in and around street closures.

Morgan McDermott Legion Post 7 is the lead sponsor of the parade. For more information, call (520) 622-8703.

In addition to the parade, Reid Park Zoo is offering free admission on Monday to all active-duty and retired military members and their families with military identification. The Zoo will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Scottsdale

Monday, November 11, 2019
3:00 PM
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park
7301 E. Indian Bend Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85250

Veteran’s Day 2019

The McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park is proud to host the city of Scottsdale’s annual Veterans Day. Come celebrate and honor those who serve our great country. Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane and the Scottsdale City Council cordially invite you to the Veterans Day Commemoration.

Scheduled keynote speaker: Senator Martha McSally, United States Air Force (USAF) combat veteran and Arizona’s junior United States Senator. Special guest speaker: Army Veteran JB Spisso, served 26 years, including 10 years in Special Operations with the elite 75th Ranger Regiment. The free program runs from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11.

Sierra Vista

Monday, November 11, 2019
9:00 AM
Veterans Memorial Park
Sierra Vista, AZ

5th Annual Veterans Day Parade

The 25th Annual City of Sierra Vista Veterans Day Parade will be held on Monday, November 11, 2019. The parade will begin at 9:00 a.m. Parade route will run down Fry Blvd., beginning at 7th street, ending at Veterans Memorial Park. A short ceremony will follow in the park. For more information, please contact Leslie Bryant at Leslie.Bryant@SierraVistaAZ.gov. Free

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  1. “Viva la roja, blanco, y azul!” has a very special meaning in this family and for those who know the story as well. I give a shout out of “OoRah!” for the incredibly brave acts of Staff Sergeant Juan Miguel Lopez who was serving as an Embassy guard at the US Embassy in Tehran, Iran, when it was taken over by a massive crowd of nutcase Iranian protesters who were protesting! I remember that day as clearly as if it were yesterday. Back when the New York Times was still worth reading, one of the reporters wrote a stirring description of how Staff Sergeant Lopez calmly gave orders to the 17 scared-stiff people in the embassy that day. For nearly 3 hours, he managed to hold back the protesters from storming our embassy, securing the doors with coat hangers (adapt, adjust, overcome!), escorting the terrified people there to the second floor, and holding back the angry crowd outside with tear gas grenades and destroying visa stamps. Due to his resourcefulness, five American diplomats were able to escape to the Canadian Embassy. Kathleen Stafford, counselor assistant, telephoned Mr. and Mrs. Lopez who were living in Globe, AZ, at that time and told them, “Your son never lost his composure.” Mark Lijek, one of those who got out of Iran due to Staff Sergeant Lopez taking charge that day stated, “He was the one all of us looked to, to tell us what to do. He may have been the most junior guy there, but he was certainly up to the occasion. He didn’t get excited; he didn’t lose his composure.” There’s a very good reason why the United States Marines guard our Presidents, the White House, Air Force I, as well as our embassies worldwide and I say, “May God bless all of our US Marines!!” Thank you, Staff Sergeant Juan Miguel Lopez!

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