Category: News

HONORING AMERICA’S VETERANS WILL CHANGE PHOENIX VETERANS DAY PARADE FROM AN IN-PERSON EVENT TO AN ONLINE CELEBRATION FOR 2020

Honoring America’ Veterans is announcing that after thoughtful consideration of the restrictions and guidelines in place because of COVID-19, we are unable to host the Phoenix Veterans Day Parade in 2020. “The health and well-being of our nation’s veterans, our parade participants, and guests, as well as that of our volunteers, is our number one […]

Honor Our Heroes Nominations Now Open

At Honoring America’s Veteran’s, our mission is to help our veterans heal by displaying our gratitude and respect.  We do this through recognition events like the annual Phoenix Veterans Day Parade.  Due to COVID-19, the Phoenix Veterans Day Parade for 2020 will move virtual, to meet public safety guidelines.  The new online event for 2020 […]

ROTC Group Marching with American Flags

Due to COVID-19, Phoenix Veterans Day Parade May Change for 2020

Phoenix, AZ – Tackling the issue of presenting the Phoenix Veterans Day Parade is front and center for Honoring America’s Veterans (HAV) new Executive Director, Paula Pedene. “Our first order of business is determining how to present the Phoenix Veterans Day Parade on Veterans Day in November,” Pedene says. “With COVID-19, it likely means changing […]

Phoenix Veterans Day Parade Announces 2019 Parade Grand Marshals

Honoring America’s Veterans (HAV) is announcing the following Grand Marshals for the Phoenix Veterans Day Parade: Lieutenant Colonel Robert Ashby, World War II. U.S. Air Force (Sun City West, AZ): A Tuskegee airman and first black captain for Frontier Airlines, Robert Ashby was born July 17, 1926 in Yemassee, SC. As a cadet he flew […]

THE 2018 PHOENIX VETERANS DAY PARADE ESSAY CONTEST: 1st-Place Winner

We had nearly 100 entries for our essay contest this year! Writing to the theme of “OUT OF THE TRENCHES: A Century of Remembrance – WWI 1918,” students were judged on Creative Writing, Grammar, Originality, Content, and Theme Focus. The winners will receive cash prizes courtesy of Durant’s Restaurant, a ride in the parade, winning […]

World War I Centennial Focus of the 2018 Phoenix Veterans Day Parade

Parade Celebrates 22 Years with Theme “Out of the Trenches: A Century of Remembrance” Glowing with tributes to our nation’s true heroes, our veterans, the Phoenix Veterans Day Parade will once again be presented by Honoring Arizona’s Veterans (HAV). Time:  LIVE Shots available from 4:30 to 9 a.m. Time:  Parade start 11 a.m., open to […]

Phoenix Veterans Day Parade Honors Veterans of All Eras with Grand Marshal Selections

PHOENIX, AZ – This year’s Veterans Grand Marshals of the Phoenix Veterans Day Parade, have earned some of our nation’s highest honors, including Bronze Stars, Purple Hearts and more.  Selectees for 2018 are: WWII-Mike Rizzo (Scottsdale), U.S. Army – This Purple Heart recipient was close to not coming back from his service overseas five times, […]

2017 Phoenix Veterans Day Parade essay contest winners

Veterans Day Parade High School Essay Contest Open Now Through Sept. 24

Pictured above: The 2017 Essay Contest Winners – Ethan Brown of Seton Catholic Prep, Ruby Price of Shadow Ridge High School and Craig Ziegler of Sunrise Mountain High School – were escorted in the 2017 Phoenix Veterans Day Parade by the Hall of Flame Firefighters.   PHOENIX – High school students in Maricopa County can test […]