Tag: Operation Enduring Freedom

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 […]

MEET OUR MARSHALS: Operation Enduring Freedom Grand Marshal Ian Parkinson

“If there’s one thing that’s held true my entire life, it’s that I wanted to stand up for my country. Afghanistan is where I was given the opportunity to do just that,” says 28-year-old Ian Parkinson. He was inspired by his family’s long history of military service: father and uncles, Vietnam-era veterans; grandfathers, World War […]

MEET OUR MARSHALS: Operation Enduring Freedom Grand Marshal Jay Darby

For Jay Darby, a self-proclaimed “rebellious teenager,” the Army represented a chance to straighten his life out. Enlisting at 17, Darby evidently did much more than just that, as the next 33-1/2 years of his life was dedicated to serving his country, earning him numerous awards that included a Bronze Star and a Meritorious Service […]