Veterans Day events

Pictured above: At exactly 11:11 a.m. on 11/11 the sun shines perfectly through the ellipses of the five Armed Services pillars at the Anthem Veterans Memorial in Arizona.

There are many events around the Valley celebrating our veterans:

Anthem Veterans Day Memorial (Sun Nov 11). 10 am. Veterans Day tribute. The unique memorial is made up of five pillars and illuminates The Great Seal of the United States installed on the ground. Anthem Veterans Memorial, 41703 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy., Anthem.

Tempe Veterans Parade (Sun Nov 11). 10 am-2 pm; parade at 11am. Free. Parade will begin at ASU Gammage and travels north to Tempe Beach Park, followed by a ceremony and picnic. 300 S. Mill Ave., Tempe.

Veterans Day Gourd Dance (Sun Nov 11). 11 am. Free admission from 11 am-4:45 pm. Arizona Territory Gourd Society perform is annual dance to honor all those who have served. Pueblo Grande Museum, 4619 E. Washington St., Phoenix.

Veterans Day Tribute (Sun Nov 11). 2-4 pm. Features military displays, performances, tribute to those who served and an interactive flag garden. Goodyear Ballpark, 1933 S. Ballpark Way, Goodyear.

East Valley Veterans Parade (Mon Nov 12). 11 am. Free. High school bands, military vehicles and marching units. Parade starts on Center St. and University; turns south on Center St. to First St. and then turns west on First St. to Robson in Mesa.

Phoenix Veterans Day Parade (Mon Nov 12). 11 am. Free. Patriotic floats, bands, flyover of WWII planes and more. Parade heads south on Central Ave. from Montebello Dr. to Camelback Road; turns east on Camelback Road to Seventh St. and then turns south on Seventh St. where it will end at Indian School Road.

Surprise Veterans Day Parade (Mon Nov 12). 9:30-10:30 am. Free; $5 pancake breakfast available at 7 am. Enjoy more than 100 entries with floats, marching bands and color guards. Surprise Recreation Campus, 15960 N. Bullard Ave., Surprise.



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