The United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps heads south on Central Avenue at West Georgia Avenue in Phoenix throughout the annual Veterans Day Parade, Friday, November 11, 2016.(Photo: Tom Tingle/The Republic)

There’s no scarcity of parades, celebrations and ceremonies within the Phoenix space to honor these veterans amongst us.

Veterans Day offers Americans the chance to honor the bravery and sacrifice of U.S. veterans and people presently serving.

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Listed under are Veterans Day occasions taking place throughout Arizona. 


St. Mary’s Food Distribution to Arizona Soldiers: Saturday

St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance will once more be part of Arizona Heroes to Hometowns to distribute a number of the 1,000 vacation meals bins earmarked for needy households of Arizona’s wounded, deployed and lively troopers. 

Location: 52nd Street Armory, 1335 N. 52nd St., Building M5701, Phoenix.

Veterans Day Gourd Dance and Community Potluck: 11 a.m. to four p.m. Saturday

Pueblo Grande Museum places its personal spin on Veterans Day with gourd dancing at 11:30 a.m. and a potluck to honor those that served. You can deliver your personal dish to share. This occasion is free to the general public

Location: Pueblo Grande Museum, 4619 E. Washington St., Phoenix.

Phoenix Veterans Day Parade: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday

This yr’s theme is “Silent Sacrifice Honoring Cold War Vets.” The parade can have eight veteran grand marshals representing every period of army service from World War II to current day. Actress Loretta Swit, finest identified for her function as Major Margaret Houlihan within the TV present, “M*A*S*H,” would be the movie star grand marshal.

Parade route: The parade will head south on Central Avenue from Montebello Drive to Camelback Road; flip east on Camelback Road to seventh Street; flip south on seventh Street and finish at Indian School Road.


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HeroZona Salute to Veterans: 1 to five p.m. Saturday

Enjoy an out of doors music competition with dwell music and leisure instantly after the 21st Annual Phoenix Veterans Day Parade. HeroZona may even be honoring U.S. Senator John McCain with a Lifetime Service Award.

Location: Steele Indian School Park, 300 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix.

A Night of Honor and Giving: 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday

Wings for Warriors will current their Annual Veterans Day Gala. The occasion will honor veterans, spouses, and army households for his or her service and sacrifices. Wings for Warriors is a non-profit group that helps combat-wounded army service members returning residence from Iraq and Afghanistan. Tickets are $125 per individual or $225 per couple.

Location: The Radisson Hotel Phoenix Airport, 427 N. 44th St., Phoenix. 

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Airport Swing-Time Gala: 6 to 11 p.m. Friday

Travel again in time and expertise the 1940s with this first-of-its-kind occasion that includes audio system, music and dancing from the swing time period, WWII army plane and automobiles, and scrumptious chow and badtails. A Stearman PT-17 biplane would be the centerpiece of the Veterans Memorial and on show on the occasion. Proceeds will profit the Thunderbird Field II Veterans Memorial and DreamCatchers, a charity which fulfills the goals of hospice sufferers.

Location: Ross Aviation, 14600 N. Airport Drive, Scottsdale.

Scottsdale City Hall ceremony: 10 a.m. Saturday

Scottsdale veteran organizations will host a ceremony. Speakers embrace Mayor Jim Lane and Congressman David Schweikert.

Location: Scottsdale City Hall, Chaplain Statue, 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale.

Above and Beyond: The Incredible Story of Frank Luke, Jr.: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 15

Author Keith Warren Lloyd speaks of Luke’s life in Arizona, his coaching as a fighter pilot and his fight experiences, together with his closing mission that led to the Medal of Honor. Luke was one of the revered fighter aces on the Western Front. 

Location: Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale.

Be A Hero for A Hero Arizona Festival: Noon to six p.m. Saturday

 A household competition to help native Arizona veterans. Each donation goes on to a severely disabled native Arizona veteran.

Location: McDowell Mountain Ranch Park, 10607 E. Paradise Lane, Scottsdale.

2nd Annual Ride N’ Raise: 2 to six p.m. Sunday

This program helps veterans overcome a major problem when their medical restoration is determined by dependable, low-cost medical transportation. One ticket buy of $25 per individual grants entrance into the occasion and a complimentary meal. Water, tea, and lemonade can be supplied freed from cost.

Location: Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale, 15656 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale.

Red White & Blue Veterans Day Fundraiser Bash: 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday

Build us H.O.P.E. and ASU GreenLight Solutions are holding a Veterans Day profit bash to lift funds to construct inexpensive and sustainable tiny houses for veterans. Tickets are $45 for people, or $35 for faculty college students.

Location: 7301 E. Butherus Drive, Scottsdale.


10th Annual Gathering of Legends: 1 to four p.m. Saturday

For Veterans Day, the Commemorative Air Force Aviation Museum hosts a number of army aviation veterans from World War II, together with visitor speaker and Pearl Harbor survivor Jack Holder. Listen to him focus on his fight expertise, together with on the Battle of Midway and Coral Sea. Then have a look at reveals and rise up shut with clbadic WWII airplanes. Cost is $15 for adults, $5 for teenagers ages 5 to 12, $12 for seniors, and free for teenagers 5 and below.

Location: CAF Airbase Arizona Museum, 2017 N. Greenfield Road, Mesa.

East Valley Veterans Parade: 11 a.m. Saturday

This yr’s theme is “Honor and Remember.” It is produced by the East Valley Veterans Parade Association, an all-volunteer non-profit group. The parade can have six grand marshals and bands and floats from East Valley excessive colleges.

A presentation will happen at 10:30 a.m., adopted by a flyover and the beginning of the parade at 11 a.m. The parade will final 90 minutes.

Parade route: Starts at University Drive and Center Street, travels south on Center to First Street, west on First Street and ends at Robson Street.

Veterans’ Benefit Concert: 11:30 a.m. to three p.m. Saturday

Following the East Valley Veterans Parade, the Veterans’ Benefit Concert will characteristic dwell leisure from bands like Walt Richardson, Robby Roberson Band and smootmahooty, plus meals vans and extra. Any donations will go to the Housing Our Heroes program for homeless veterans. Free.

Location: Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main S.t, Mesa.

Uncommon Valor: three p.m. Sunday

The Salt River Brbad Band presents Uncommon Valor as a part of its 30th season. Conducted by Music Director Patrick Sheridan, this annual celebration of veterans honors the unusual valor of the women and men of our armed providers.

The program will characteristic favorites by Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein, swinging sounds harking back to the USO and Big Band Era, in addition to an old school barn dance with “Suite of Old American Dances” by Robert Russell Bennett. The bravery of America’s veterans echoes all through Sousa’s “The Stars and Stripes Forever” and a particular Armed Forces salute. Price zone 1: $22-24; value zone 2: $18-20; value zone three: $15-17.

Location: The Mesa Arts Center’s Ikeda Theater, 1 E. Main St., Mesa.

Veteran’s Day ceremony and pancake breakfast: eight a.m. Saturday

ViewPoint will maintain an honorary ceremony in the neighborhood ballroom the place residents will current the colours and the anthems of every department of the armed providers are performed. As the anthems are performed, veterans from that department will stand and be acknowledged for his or her service and sacrifice to the nation and an honorary quilt can be introduced to pick out veterans as particular thanks for his or her service. After the ceremony, there can be a celebratory barbecue outdoors on the neighborhood gazebo.

Location: ViewPoint Golf Resort neighborhood ballroom, 650 N. Hawes Road, Mesa.


Anthem Veterans Day Memorial: 10 to 11:11 a.m. Saturday

Anthem’s memorial is exclusive. The memorial is made up of 5 pillars with an ellipse within the center. At a specific level within the day, the solar shines via every of the pillars and illuminates the Great Seal of the United States put in on the bottom.

Sgt. Maj. Jennifer L. Simmons will give the keynote handle. A neighborhood highschool scholar will learn an essay. The public is directed to park on the neighborhood middle or within the center tons and take the bridge over to the memorial.

Location: Anthem Veterans Memorial, 41703 N. Gavilan Peak Parkway, Phoenix.


Veterans Day service at Valley Christian: 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday

Valley Christian High School in Chandler will host a particular Veterans Day service. Veterans are being invited to affix the scholars and workers. The faculty will take an hour out of the day to acknowledge and thank veterans and lively members of all branches of the army who’re in attendance. The occasion contains particular audio system sharing concerning the sacrifices essential to take care of freedom. The Valley Christian choir may even carry out the service hymns and different patriotic music alternatives, and the Chandler High School JROTC can be readily available to current the colours.

Location: Valley Christian High School, 6900 W. Galveston St., Chandler.

Paradise Valley

13th Annual Paradise Valley Veterans’ Appreciation Vintage Car Show: eight:30 a.m. Saturday.

A free clbadic automotive present hosted by Paradise Valley for residents in honor of veterans. Open to the general public at eight:30 a.m.. At 11:30 a.m. a driving tour will happen.

Location: Paradise Valley Town Hall, 6401 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley.


MMA Training for Veterans and Active Military Personnel: 9 a.m. to midday, Saturday

Damri MMA can be giving all veterans and lively army personnel two free weeks of limitless coaching.

The 1-year anniversary of Damri MMA is free for the neighborhood to attend. Free lessons for kids and adults can be supplied all through the period of the occasion. There may even be meals vans, membership specials, a boxing- ring bounce home, mega truck look, and a DJ. Veterans and lively army personnel who need to participate within the two free weeks of coaching will solely have to fill out a waiver and present identification the day of the occasion. 

Location: 735 N. 114th Ave., Avondale.

Veterans Day Fitness Fun Run & Pancake: eight to 10 a.m. Saturday

Honor veterans and their households with a 5K health run/stroll and breakfast. Bootcamp stations embrace timed sit-ups and push-ups, ammo can lifts, tire flipping and extra. Free.

Location: Estrella Mountain Community College, Avondale Campus, 3000 N. Dysart Road, Avondale.


15th Annual Veterans Day Ceremony: 9 a.m. Saturday

The metropolis of Glendale and the Glendale Chamber of Commerce’s Military & Veteran Affairs Committee will host a Veterans Day ceremony. 

The ceremony is scheduled to begin with Chief Master Sgt. Randy Kwiatkowski of the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base delivering the keynote handle. There may even be a flyover.

Location: Glendale Public Library auditorium, 5959 W. Brown St., Glendale.

ASU Veterans Day Pow Wow: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday

There can be Native American dancers, drum teams, meals and distributors. Free to most people.

Location: Arizona State University West, 4701 W. Thunderbird Road, Glendale. 


Goodyear Veterans Day barbecue and tribute: 2 p.m. Saturday

The metropolis of Goodyear will host a free barbecue for army veterans and their households. A tribute will begin at three p.m. The occasion will finish at four p.m. There can be an interactive flag backyard, a flyover, a cell museum and youth performances.

Location: Goodyear Ballpark,1933 S. Ballpark Way, Goodyear.


Tribute to Veterans Event: 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday

The metropolis of Peoria can be honoring the bravery and sacrifice of all veterans within the Taste n’ Tribute, a brand new occasion jam-packed with dwell music and meals and beverage samples from Peoria eating places. This occasion is yet another means the town of Peoria is paying tribute to veterans this yr.

Admission to Taste n’ Tribute is free and meals tastings can be $2 per pattern. Many Peoria eating places can be readily available to share the perfect of their menus. All the proceeds from the tastings can be donated on to a veterans’ group chosen by the Peoria Diamond Club.

Location: Peoria Sports Complex, situated at 16101 N. 83rd Avenue, Peoria, within the P83 leisure district.


Veterans Day Parade & Pancake Breakfast: Saturday; breakfast is 7 to 9 a.m.; parade is 9:30 to 11 a.m.

The metropolis of Surprise hosts its second annual parade with marching bands, patriotic teams and extra. Before the parade, deal with your self to a pancake breakfast catered by Nick’s Diner. Free for parade; $four for pancake breakfast.

Following the parade, the Surprise Police & Fire-Medical Charity Softball Game will begin at 11:30 a.m. Admission is free.

Location/Parade Route: Begins at Surprise Recreation Campus, 15960 N. Bullard Ave., and is routed alongside Bullard Avenue between Paradise Lane and Tierra Buena Lane.


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