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MEET OUR MARSHALS: Cold War Grand Marshal Diana Pike

Diana Pike is an Army veteran, mentor, executive and Gold Star Mom. No stranger to challenges, Pike had a difficult start growing up in Compton, California, but knew she wanted more from life. So a week after graduating from high school in 1975, she joined the Women’s Army Corps.   After basic training, she attended Morse […]

DID YOU KNOW? SOME FACTS ABOUT VETERANS DAY AND VETERANS

  In anticipation of the 20th annual Phoenix Veterans Day Parade on November 11, here are a few interesting – and some little-known – facts about Veterans Day and veterans. How many did you already know? According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, there are over 23 million war veterans living in the United States. […]

PHOENIX VETERANS DAY PARADE ESSAY CONTEST: Here’s our third place winner!

Educating our youth about the sacrifices and service our military veterans provide is a part of the mission of the Phoenix Veterans Day Parade. So, the non-profit parade organizers Honoring Arizona’s Veterans once again hosted the Phoenix Veterans Day Parade Essay Contest this year as part of the education effort. Open to all high-school-age students […]

MEET OUR MARSHALS: World War II Grand Marshal John Kolling

John Kolling left his family’s North Dakota farm and joined the Army at Fort Snelling, Minnesota, when he was 20 years old. He traveled by ship from New York to Scotland aboard the Queen Mary to fight in the war with duty in Central Europe, Rhineland and the Ardennes. He was an armored car driver […]

MEET OUR MARSHALS: Celebrity Grand Marshal Pete Hegseth

Pete Hegseth is the author of the highly acclaimed new book “In The Arena,” as well as a Fox News Channel contributor, appearing regularly as a correspondent and guest co-host for the network’s morning show, “Fox & Friends.” He also appears frequently on “The Kelly File,” “Outnumbered,” “America’s Newsroom” and “Happening Now.” Pete is also […]