Phoenix Veterans Day Parade Set For Return in November

By on October 14, 2021 0 46Views

After a year off due to the pandemic, Phoenix Veterans Day Parade has plans to return in November to honor our great veterans.

For our veterans who have served and protected our country, their service was a physical and mental sacrifice for the country we all call home. The annual Phoenix Veterans Day Parade is a small token of our appreciation to honor their commitment to our country.

The Phoenix parade is expected to have 2,500 marchers and 45,000 spectators, lining the parade route, letting them all know we have not forgotten what they have done for us all.

The Grand Marshals for this year’s parade will be seven Valley veterans representing every major conflict since World War II. The veterans serving as grand marshals in this year’s parade are:
Edward Chan – Served as a bombardier in the U.S. Air Force during World War II
Ralph Gastelum – Fought in the Korean War
Col. John J. South – Wounded combat veteran who fought during the Vietnam War
Ricardo Carlo – Earned two Air Force Commendation medals
Col. Christine Mahon – Desert Storm veteran, serving as a nurse in the U.S. Army Reserve
James “Jake” Livingstone – Served in the U.S. Army Special Forces in Iraq
Master Sgt. Scott Ford – served as the team sergeant in Afghanistan

The parade will be held November 11, and start at 11 a.m. Click here for a map of the route and additional information.

Click here for more information on this year’s parade.