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Phoenix Veterans Day Parade, honor heroes competition to return this year


PHOENIX – Honoring America’s Veterans announced Tuesday the return of the Phoenix Veterans Day parade to the Valley.

After last year’s was held online due to the pandemic, parade organizers are planning their return to the streets.

The annual event will take place on Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. in Phoenix, marking the 25th anniversary of the event.

“We are moving ahead with plans for an in-person parade in 2021 and we look forward to seeing all the beautiful floats and matching exhibits once again,” HAV Executive Director Paula Pedene said in a press release.

A part of the event is the selection of the Veteran Grand Marshals.

The organizations is seeking nominations for candidates through the 2021 Honor Our Heroes competition.

“The Honor Our Heroes campaign helps us select the seven Veteran Grand Marshals. It plays an important role at the parade,” Pedene said. “We are looking for nominations of men and women who exude the characteristics of honor, respect and service to fill this part.”

Honoring America’s Veterans will be accepting nominations until May 16 online, where nomination guidelines are available.

Past parades have seen more than 45,000 attendees who have lined the streets to honor the service of America’s veterans.

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