2016 Phoenix Veterans Day Parade


Date: Friday, Nov. 11, 2016

Time: 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

This year’s theme: Welcome Home Vietnam Heroes  Vietnam vets are currently the largest living group of veterans.

Presented for the 20th year by Honoring Arizona’s Veterans this family friendly event is an impressive tribute to our true heroes — our Veterans. Included are 18 floats, 15 marching bands, color guards, equestrian units, military flyovers, large helium balloons, Veterans Service Organizations and ROTC entries.

The Phoenix Veterans Day Parade Committee is an all-volunteer, non-profit group of dedicated Veterans, Military, and community leaders who support the mission to ensure our Veterans are recognized on their special day through this parade. Ongoing since 1997, the popular parade expects 45,000 spectators, 100 parade entries, and seven announcers’ booths along the route for attendees to learn more about our Veterans. There will be 2500 Participants in the parade with floats, bands, and marching units. The 2016 parade features eight Veteran Grand Marshals, representing each era of military service from World War II to present day

The parade route begins at North Phoenix Baptist Church (5757 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012). Starting on Montebello Ave, it will continue South on Central and turn East onto Camelback Road. The parade then turns South on 7th St. It will conclude at Indian School Rd — a distance of 2.4 miles.  Map HERE.

The Arizona Republic lists over 40 valley restaurants offering dining specials or free meals for veterans with military ID. Check it out HERE.

5 Responses to 2016 Phoenix Veterans Day Parade

  1. Army Of One says:

    Thanks for the info. It’s much appreciated. This year we’re taking our five-year-old grandson (along with snacks and couple of toys to keep him busy until the parade comes by). Then I’ll be taking advantage of a few teachable moments.

  2. Saguaro Sam says:

    Today marks the 241st anniversary of the formation of the
    U.S. Marine Corps by the Continental Congress.

    May our military be restored to its former glory and might.
    God Bless the men and women who keep us safe.

  3. VINOAZ says:

    Thank you Rush Limbaugh. I was on active army duty 1968-1975. The leftist filth spit on we draftees who served. We were told NOT to wear uniforms on official travel to keep from being attacked. They tried it again, attacking navy wives cars in 1990. Fox News showed it and the cowards crawled back under their rocks. Rush and the multiple conservative America, military and veteran lovers who followed turned the tide. The left still hates us, but real Americans love us and have a voice that lets them show it.

  4. azgary says:

    To my Brothers In Arms past and present and the families who have sacrificed and supported for our Nation, our Citizens, our Culture and Way of Life, Thank You and God Bless.