Tag: veterans

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 […]

MEET OUR MARSHALS: Celebrity Grand Marshal Loretta Swit*

Few actresses can capture the imagination of generations of audiences with the certainty and charm of Loretta Swit. As quick-witted, impassioned Major Margaret Houlihan of television’s most honored series, “M*A*S*H,” Ms. Swit became an American icon and, with its popularity now in worldwide syndication, new fans continue to enjoy her lavish portrayal of the sensuous, […]

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 […]

VETERANS DAY QUIZ

Test your knowledge of Veterans Day and our veterans by taking this quiz! (The answers are at the bottom – but don’t cheat!) By what name was Veterans Day originally known? What does the “11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month” signify? What is the name of the treaty that marked the […]

11 WAYS TO CELEBRATE VETERANS DAY: HONOR THOSE WHO SERVED

Veterans Day is almost upon us! November 11th is the one day set aside each year to honor those who have served and continue to serve our nation. Not to be confused with Memorial Day, the day we pay tribute to fallen service members, Veterans Day offers a great opportunity to teach civilians about the sacrifice […]

THE 2018 PHOENIX VETERANS DAY PARADE ESSAY CONTEST: 2nd-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 […]

MEET OUR MARSHALS: Business Community Grand Marshal Greg DeBernard

Greg DeBernard was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he was adopted by two loving parents, Margaret and Guido. He attended the University of Utah on an ROTC Scholarship and graduated in 1986. He graduated from Southwestern University College of Law in 1989. He currently serves as the Regional Vice President of the USAA […]

THE 2018 PHOENIX VETERANS DAY PARADE ESSAY CONTEST: 3rd-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 […]

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