Honoring and recognizing our nation’s veterans is the reason why Honoring Arizona’s Veterans exist. Established in 2011, this non-profit supports the Phoenix Veterans Day Parade as it’s presenting sponsor. The Parade couldn’t happen without the generous support of our community, the parade organizers, the Honoring Arizona’s Veterans board and our parade participants.
The Parade is held on Nov. 11th as that is the day in our history known as Armistice Day. It was on this date (11/11) at 11 a.m. that the signing of the Peace Treaty took place ending World War I. We commemorate the significance of this day by holding our Parade on Nov. 11th and starting it at 11 a.m.
A veteran is someone who has served in the U.S. Armed Forces (Military) known as the Department of Defense. The military branches in DOD include the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard.
The Parade starts at Montebello and Central Avenue and heads south on Central, turns East on Camelback Road and then turns South on 7th Street where it de-stages at Indian School Road.