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 One of the tensest eras of American history was built not on what happened, but on what didn’t happen. It was an era where there were no direct conflicts between the two enemies. An era where there […]

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 Arizona’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 […]

MEET OUR MARSHALS: 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 – only to be sent home several months […]

Phoenix Veterans Day Parade Essay Contest Closes Sept. 30, 2016

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release Sept. 18, 2016 www.phoenixveteransdayparade.org For information contact: Paula Pedene 480-772-2934 Phoenix Veterans Day Parade Essay Contest Closes Sept. 30, 2016 Theme “Welcome Home Vietnam Heroes” as Parade honors Vietnam Veterans PHOENIX, AZ –   Educating our youth about the sacrifices and service our military Veterans provide is a part of the […]