Tag: Operation Iraqi 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 Iraqi Freedom Grand Marshal Abby Malchow

Whether it’s equality, suicide prevention, community engagement or bravery, when it comes to veterans, Abby Malchow is there. She is a proud Iraq war veteran who deployed to Fallujah and Ramadi in 2006 with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 40, where she led an all-male crew that included three Iraqis. Post-deployment, the Navy Logistics Specialist joined […]

MEET OUR MARSHALS: Operation Iraqi Freedom Grand Marshal Richard Arnold

Rick Arnold has had a long military career as a helicopter pilot. When he joined the military, he was looking for educational opportunities. He knew the military would offer great training and would be an excellent job recommendation on his resume. Arnold originally joined the Air Force and trained as a Nuclear Weapons Specialist. He […]

MEET OUR MARSHALS: Operation Iraqi Freedom Grand Marshal Jeremiah Gallegos

Jeremiah Gallegos feels every generation seems to have its war, and he’s “honored and surprised” he was selected to represent his generation as the Veteran Grand Marshal for OIF. The Arizona native grew up around his late grandfather, Pete Villegas, who was a veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam, and instilled national pride […]

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 […]