MEDIA ADVISORY: Looking forward to Veterans Day, Friday, November 11th

For Immediate Release Nov. 3, 2016
For information contact:  Paula Pedene 480-772-2934

Parade Celebrates 20 Years with Theme “Welcome Home Vietnam Heroes”

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.

Time:  LIVE Shots available from 4:30 to 9 a.m.

Time:  Parade start 11 a.m. open media

Date:  Friday, Nov. 11, 2016

Place:  South on Central starting at Montebello, East on Camelback Road, and South on 7th Street to Indian School Road

The parade commemorates and honors our veterans and educates Americans about the service and sacrifices our veterans have made to protect our freedoms.  This year’s parade theme is “Welcome Home Vietnam Heroes.” The parade has 100 entries, and this year will have a special float with 20 Vietnam Veterans riding on it. The parade will also feature:

  • 18 Floats
  • 15 Marching Units
  • Dozens of color guards and military vehicles
  • Seven Bands
  • Three large helium balloons including Uncle Sam, the Bald Eagle and the Purple Heart.
  • We’ll also have animal entries, novelty units and much, much more.

Now in its 20th year, the parade is one of the premier Veterans Day events in the nation, with tens of thousands of spectators.

MEDIA PLEASE NOTE:  Live shot availability will begin at 4:30 a.m. Several entries will be available throughout the morning including

  • Arizona Public Service Float
  • Department of Corrections Float
  • POW/MIA/KIA Honor Guard
  • Arizona Twirlers
  • Specialty vehicles

For live shot coordination and other information please contact Paula Pedene, Parade Coordinator at (480) 772-2934 or paula@pedenepr.com.

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