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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

HOW YOU CAN HELP ON VETERANS DAY (AND THE REST OF THE YEAR)

Veterans are naturally on our minds at this time of year, particularly with the annual Phoenix Veterans Day Parade right around the corner. If you have it in your heart to help and honor our veterans, now or at any time of the year, there are many ways you can do that. Parade Volunteer

2017-11-03T18:20:51+00:00

“M*A*S*H” TV Star Loretta Swit to serve as Celebrity Grand Marshal for Phoenix Veteran’s Day Parade on Sat. Nov. 11 at 11 a.m.

Who: Loretta Swit, TV Star, Big Screen Star, Broadway Star What: To serve as Celebrity Grand Marshal in Phoenix Veterans Day Parade When: Saturday, November 11th at 11 a.m. Place: Parade staging, NE Corner of Montebello and Central Few actresses can capture the imagination of generations of audiences with the certainty and charm of Loretta

2017-11-01T22:50:56+00:00

Cold War Veterans Focus of the 2017 Phoenix Veterans Day Parade

Parade Celebrates 21 Years with Theme “Silent Sacrifice” Glowing with tributes to our nation’s true heroes, our veterans, the Phoenix Veterans Day Parade will once again be presented by Honoring America's’s Veterans (HAV). Time: LIVE Shots available from 5:30 to 9 a.m. Time: Parade start 11 a.m., open to media Date: Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017

2017-11-01T22:45:46+00:00

Cold War Veterans Focus of the 2017 Phoenix Veterans Day Parade

Parade Celebrates 21 Years with Theme “Silent Sacrifice”       Glowing with tributes to our nation’s true heroes, our veterans, the Phoenix Veterans Day Parade will once again be presented by Honoring America's’s Veterans (HAV). Time:  LIVE Shots available from 5:30 to 9 a.m. Time:  Parade start 11 a.m., open to media Date:  Saturday,

2017-11-01T20:13:26+00:00

MEET OUR MARSHALS: HeroZona Grand Marshall Alan Powell (AP)

HeroZona Grand Marshal Alan Powell (AP) Alan Powell is an entrepreneur, consultant and philanthropist. He graduated from Suda E. Butler Traditional High School in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1986, attended College of Coastal Georgia for Physical Education, and transferred to Missouri Valley College on a basketball scholarship in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in

2017-10-31T16:13:54+00:00

MEET OUR MARSHALS: Cold War Grand Marshal Bernard O’Keefe

Cold War Grand Marshal Bernard O'Keefe Bernie O’Keefe was in his first semester in college and “wasn’t crazy about it,” as he puts it. He wanted to start his life and wanted direction, particularly because things were getting pretty serious with his girlfriend, Pat (with whom O’Keefe just celebrated 45 years of marriage).

2017-10-27T20:13:26+00:00