It’s also the perfect opportunity to show our gratitude for our veterans’ sacrifice that keeps our country free. This Veterans Day weekend celebrate our country’s freedom by taking your family to a patriotic event. There are several free events throughout the valley.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
- Gilbert Veterans Day Ceremony – Listen to guest speaker, Joey Strickland, Director of the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services. The ceremony begins at 11:30 and lunch will be served following the program.
Friday, November 9, 2012
- Higley Unified School District 5thAnnual Veterans Day Celebration– This event runs from 8:00 am to 11:30 am and will include fly-overs, canons, speeches, and music.
- Veterans Day at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park – There will be speakers and live performances from 3:00 to 5:00 pm.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
- Daisy Mountain Veterans Day Parade and Family Picnic – It’s held at the Anthem Community Park, beginning at 10:00 am.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
- Apache Junction Veterans Day Parade – This is part of the three day Festival of the Superstitions held at the Apache Junction Chamber. The parade begins at 9:30.
- Avondale Veterans Day Ceremony – Held at the Avondale Civic Center at 4:00 pm.
- The Arizona Winds Honors our Nations Veterans – Enjoy a concert in Sun City’s Sun Bowl. Bring your chairs for the 5:30 lawn performance.
Monday, November 12, 2012
- East Valley Veterans Parade – It will begin at Center Street and 3rd Place in Mesa and runs south on Center Street to 1st Avenue. It begins at 11:00 am and runs about one and a half hours.
- VA Veterans Day Parade – Begins on 7th Street just past Montecito in Phoenix and heads north, turns west on Camelback Road, and turns north on Central Avenue, ending at Bethany Home Road. The parade begins at 11:00 am.
- Veterans Day Parade in Tempe – Starts at ASU Gammage and heads north to Tempe Beach Park. Parade starts at 10:00 am.
Regardless of where you live in the Phoenix valley, this list should pretty much have you covered and give your family to show your gratitude to those who gave so much for us to enjoy our freedom and liberty!