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Phoenix VA Health Care System’s Annual VA Veterans Day Parade
VA Veterans Day Parade
Set for 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, 2012
Designated by National Committee as Model Event for Celebrating Veterans Day
What: The Phoenix VA Health Care System's Annual VA Veterans Day Parade
When: Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, 11 a.m.
Where: Kicking off at the Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center grounds at Seventh Street and Indian School Road in Phoenix, the parade will head north on Seventh Street from Montecito to Camelback Road, west on Camelback Road to Central Avenue, and then north again on Central Avenue to Montebello, ending at the North Phoenix Baptist Church.
The Phoenix VA Health Care System's annual VA Veterans Day Parade honors our nation's Veterans who have served in combat, humanitarian assistance, disaster relief efforts and peacetime. The parade is supported by the City of Phoenix, Honoring Arizona’s Veterans and the Arizona Department of Veterans Services.
The national committee, who oversees the planning and coordination of the Veterans Day observance, has selected the Phoenix VA Health Care System's VA Veterans Day Parade as a Regional Site to honor America’s Veterans. With a theme of "Healing Wounds, Honoring Their Sacrifice" the parade boasts 100 entries, including several large helium balloons like the Bald Eagle and Uncle Sam.
Celebrity Grand Marshal is Entertainer Wayne Newton who serves as Chairman of the USO’s Celebrity Circle. Veteran Grand Marshals are those who have fought in various conflicts including World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam, and Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom. Veterans' organizations, floats, bands, military vehicles, color guards, a military flyover and the 108th Army National Guard Band are also part of this family friendly activity.
The VA Veterans Day Parade is an educational forum to highlight the significance of the more than 300,000 Veterans in Maricopa County who defended our freedoms.
For more information, visit us on the web at http://www.phoenix.va.gov/news/parade.asp
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