PHOENIX VETERANS DAY PARADE ESSAY CONTEST: Our Second-Place Winner

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 once again hosted the Phoenix Veterans Day Parade Essay Contest this year as part of the education effort. Open to all high-school-age students

2016-10-31T19:13:21+00:00

MEET OUR MARSHALS: Desert Storm Grand Marshal Carlos Lozano

Desert Storm Grand Marshal Carlos Lozano You might say Carlos Lozano joined the Navy for practical reasons. One of six children living with a single mother in New York City, he realized he was starting to “get into trouble.” So at the age of 16, he marched right down to the Navy recruiting

2016-10-30T22:21:32+00:00

MEET OUR MARSHALS: Cold War Grand Marshal Diana Pike

Cold War Grand Marshal Diana Pike Diana Pike is an Army veteran, mentor, executive and Gold Star Mom. No stranger to challenges, Pike had a difficult start growing up in Compton, California, but knew she wanted more from life. So a week after graduating from high school in 1975, she joined the Women’s

2016-10-28T17:17:14+00:00

DID YOU KNOW? SOME FACTS ABOUT VETERANS DAY AND VETERANS

In anticipation of the 20th annual Phoenix Veterans Day Parade on November 11, here are a few interesting – and some little-known – facts about Veterans Day and veterans. How many did you already know? According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, there are over 23 million war veterans living in the United States. Veterans

2016-10-26T18:26:43+00:00

PHOENIX VETERANS DAY PARADE ESSAY CONTEST: Here’s our third place winner!

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 once again hosted the Phoenix Veterans Day Parade Essay Contest this year as part of the education effort. Open to all high-school-age students

2016-10-25T17:54:20+00:00

MEET OUR MARSHALS: Korean War Grand Marshal Bill Kummer

Korean War Grand Marshal Bill Kummer The month after he turned 18, Kummer officially entered the Navy as a Seaman Second Class. It was 1943 and many pilots were in training; the program was lengthened and toughened. But Kummer persisted and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the Marine Corps in January 1946

2016-10-24T17:14:27+00:00

MEET OUR MARSHALS: World War II Grand Marshal John Kolling

World War II veteran Grand Marshal John Holling, a Purple Heart recipient John Kolling left his family’s North Dakota farm and joined the Army at Fort Snelling, Minnesota, when he was 20 years old. He traveled by ship from New York to Scotland aboard the Queen Mary to fight in the war with

2016-10-21T18:29:35+00:00

MEET OUR MARSHALS: Celebrity Grand Marshal Pete Hegseth

  2016 Phoenix Veterans Day Parade Celebrity Grand Marshal Pete Hegseth Pete Hegseth is the author of the highly acclaimed new book “In The Arena,” as well as a Fox News Channel contributor, appearing regularly as a correspondent and guest co-host for the network’s morning show, “Fox & Friends.” He also appears frequently

2016-10-19T18:53:13+00:00