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Phoenix Veterans Day Parade Essay Contest Closes Sept. 30, 2016

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release Sept. 18, 2016
www.phoenixveteransdayparade.org
For information contact: Paula Pedene 480-772-2934

Phoenix Veterans Day Parade Essay Contest Closes Sept. 30, 2016
Theme “Welcome Home Vietnam Heroes” as Parade honors Vietnam Veterans

PHOENIX, AZ –   Educating our youth about the sacrifices and service our military Veterans provide is a part of the mission of the Phoenix Veterans Day Parade.  So, the non-profit parade organizers  Honoring America’s’s Veterans, will once again host the Phoenix Veterans Day Parade Essay Contest as part of the education effort. Cash and other prizes will be awarded to the winners.

Essay guidelines:

  • Open to all students in grades 9-12 in Maricopa County of high school havs-phoenix-veterans-day-paradeage
  • Theme Focus: Welcome Home Vietnam Heroes
  • Essays are to be 500 words or less
  • Essays are to be typed or neatly printed
  • In submission at the top of the essay please include:
    • Student’s name
    • Age
    • Grade
    • Student’s or parents email and phone
    • Teacher’s name and class
    • School name
    • School address, and phone number
    • If home schooled, students need to provide contact information
  • Judging Criteria: Creative writing, Grammar, Originality, Content, Theme Focus: Welcome Home Vietnam Heroes
  • Deadline: September 30, 2016

Winners will receive:

  • Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, sponsored by Durant’s Restaurant
  • Ride in the parade and receive commemorative Parade Items
  • Winning Essays printed in parade program
  • Group photos electronically

Submit entries:

  • By email: parade@honoringazvets.org
  • OR by mail: Parade Essays, c/o HAV, 20118 N. 67th Avenue, Suite 300-234, Glendale, AZ. 85308

As one of the leading Veterans Day events in the nation, the organizers Honoring America’s’s Veterans have chosen national news correspondent Pete Hegseth as their Celebrity Grand Marshal.

The Phoenix Veterans Day Parade route runs southbound on Central Avenue starting at Montebello, turns east onto Camelback Road and then south on 7th Street, ending at Indian School Road.

The Phoenix Veterans Day Parade commemorates and honors our veterans, and educates Americans about the service and sacrifices our veterans have made to protect our freedoms.  This year the Parade has earned designation from the Department of Veterans Affairs as one of its Regional Sites for Veterans Day activities.

TriWest Healthcare Alliance holds the top spot as a sponsor of this event.  Other sponsors include APS, General Dynamics, Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, and KTAR.

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2016-09-18T22:22:33-07:00

Phoenix Veterans Day Parade Selects Celebrity Grand Marshal

hegseth-headshot-copyNEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release Sept. 15, 2016
www.phoenixveteransdayparade.org
For information contact: Paula Pedene 480-772-2934

Phoenix Veterans Day Parade Selects Celebrity Grand Marshal
Parade To Honor Vietnam Veterans in 2016

PHOENIX, AZ – Glowing with tributes to our nation’s true heroes, the Phoenix Veterans Day Parade will once again be presented by Honoring America’s’s Veterans.

This year’s parade theme is “Welcome Home Vietnam Heroes”. It will pay special tribute to veterans from this era.

As one of the premier Veterans Day events in the nation, parade organizers have chosen national news correspondent Pete Hegseth as Celebrity Grand Marshal.

Hegseth is a Fox News Channel contributor. He appears regularly as a correspondent and guest co-host for the network’s morning show, “Fox & Friends.” He also appears frequently on “The Kelly File,” “Outnumbered,” “America’s Newsroom” and “Happening Now.”

His latest book is “In the Arena: Good Citizens, a Great Republic and How One Speech Can Reinvigorate America.” In his book he makes an impassioned and experiential argument for how Teddy Roosevelt’s articulation of “good citizens,” “equality of opportunity,” and unapologetic U.S. leadership — “good patriots”— can renew our imperiled American experiment and save the free world.

Pete Hegseth is an Army veteran of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. He was also a guard at Guantanamo Bay. He holds two Bronze Stars and a Combat Infantryman’s Badge for his time in Iraq and Afghanistan. In 2012, Captain Hegseth deployed to Afghanistan with the Minnesota Army National Guard. He was the senior counterinsurgency instructor at the Counterinsurgency Training Center in Kabul.

Before that, First Lieutenant Hegseth deployed to Iraq with the 3rd Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division for their 2005-2006 tour, serving as an Infantry Platoon Leader in Baghdad in 2005, and as a Civil-Military Operations officer in Samarra in 2006.

A year before that, Second Lieutenant Hegseth served in Guantanamo Bay (JTF-GTMO) with his New Jersey Army National Guard unit from 2004-2005. Hegseth was recently promoted to the rank of Major, and is currently in the Individual Ready Reserve.

He graduated from Princeton University in 2003 with an undergraduate degree in Politics. While at Princeton, he was a member of the varsity basketball team, an Army ROTC cadet, and the publisher of the campus conservative publication— “The Princeton Tory.” A decade later, Hegseth completed a Master’s in Public Policy at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, graduating in 2013.

The Phoenix Veterans Day Parade commemorates and honors our veterans, and educates Americans about the service and sacrifices our veterans have made to protect our freedoms. This year the Parade has earned designation from the Department of Veterans Affairs as one of its Regional Sites for Veterans Day activities. The Phoenix Veterans Day Parade route runs southbound on Central Avenue starting at Montebello, turns east onto Camelback Road and then south on 7th Street, ending at Indian School Road.

Arizona Public Service, Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, and TriWest Healthcare Alliance hold the top sponsor sports for this event. Other sponsors include KTAR, General Dynamics and U-Haul.

You can learn more about the parade on our website at www.phoenixveteransdayparade.org.

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2016-09-15T22:49:16-07:00