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EIGHT WAYS TO EXPRESS APPRECIATION ON VETERANS DAY

As we prepare for our 21st annual Phoenix Veterans Day Parade this Saturday, we urge you to consider these ways you can show veterans you care on this important day. (Courtesy of www.military.com) 1. SHOW UP Attend a Veterans Day event in your area ‒ not just a picnic with friends, but an honest-to-goodness parade

2017-11-10T09:30:10+00:00

APS VETERANS VIDEO: Aaron Dudney

We were thrilled to see our Honoring America's's Veterans President, Aaron Dudney, featured in a great video by APS! They say: "Twenty percent of our workforce are veterans, including Aaron Dudney, Manager Information Technology: 'As far as my job goes at APS today, it’s every bit as fulfilling as when I was in the military.'"

2017-11-03T19:57:48+00:00

APS VETERANS VIDEO: Aaron Dudney

We were thrilled to see our Honoring America's's Veterans President, Aaron Dudney, featured in a great video by APS! They say: "Twenty percent of our workforce are veterans, including Aaron Dudney, Manager Information Technology: 'As far as my job goes at APS today, it’s every bit as fulfilling as when I was in the military.'"

2017-11-03T19:34:12+00:00

MEET OUR MARSHALS: Arizona Pageant Queen Grand Marshal Katie Schaaf

Arizona Pageant Queen Grand Marshal Katie Schaaf Katie Schaaf of Glendale, Arizona, is the daughter of Lt Col Brian Schaaf, USAF (ret.) and Lisa Schaaf (also a USAF veteran).  She was crowned Miss High School America 2017 this summer in Little Rock, Arkansas. Over 150 young ladies from around the United States competed for

2017-11-03T19:09:42+00:00

MEET OUR MARSHALS: Business Community Grand Marshal Craig Opel

Business Community Grand Marshal Craig Opel Lieutenant Colonel Craig Opel (USMC ret.), served 24 years in the United States Marine Corps, from 1976 to 2000. He entered the Naval Academy in 1972 as a midshipman and was commissioned a 2/LT USMC in June 1976. During his career he served in all three Marine Expeditionary

2017-11-03T19:05:26+00:00

PHOENIX VETERANS DAY PARADE ESSAY CONTEST: Our 3rd Place Winner

3rd Place Craig Zeigler – 12th grade, Sunrise Mountain High School; Teacher: Jennifer Kruska THE ENEMY OF THE COLD WAR WAS FEAR ITSELF War is a concept that has a certain stereotype in the minds of most people. It elicits thoughts of firefights in an isolated and faraway part of the world, far removed from

2017-11-03T18:56:44+00:00

PHOENIX VETERANS DAY PARADE ESSAY CONTEST: Our 2nd Place Winner

2nd Place  Ruby Price – 11th grade, Shadow Ridge High School; Teacher: Stacy Roberts A SILENT SACRIFICE: THE MOST NOBLE OF THEM ALL Much is forgotten to history. Sucked into the fleeting oblivion of human memory that causes a life-changing event for some to be non-existent for others. The service of Cold War veterans seems

2017-11-03T18:51:56+00:00

PHOENIX VETERANS DAY PARADE ESSAY CONTEST: Our 1st Place Winner!

1st Place Ethan Brown – 11th grade, Seton Catholic Prep; Teacher: Jessica Breen THE UNSPOKEN HEROES: NEVER FORGET Cold War "duck and cover" drills at elementary schools were a constant reminder of imminent threat. One of the tensest eras of American history was built not on what happened, but on what didn’t happen.

2017-11-03T18:46:18+00:00