Date: Monday, Nov. 12, 2018
Time: 11:00 a.m.
This year’s parade theme is “OUT OF THE TRENCHES: A Century of Remembrance,” marking the 100th anniversary of the signing of the armistice to end World War I. The parade has more than 100 entries, and will also feature Veterans Service Organizations, POW/MIA/KIA Honor Guard and ROTC entries.
Presented for the 22nd year by Honoring Arizona’s Veterans, this family friendly event is an impressive tribute to our true heroes — our Veterans. Among the highlights are 14 floats, 12 marching bands, 7 color guards, equestrian units, and large helium balloons. In all, there will be 2,500 participants in the parade, with an expected 45,000 spectators along the route.
An impressive array of 8 Veteran Grand Marshals representing each era of military service from World War II to present day will be featured, led by Celebrity Grand Marshal Loretta Swit. Scroll through link to see them all. Read the history of Veterans Day.
Phoenix’ Veterans Day Parade will begin at 11 a.m. The parade will head south on Central Avenue from Montebello Drive to Camelback Road; turn east on Camelback Road to 7th Street; turn south on 7th Street and end at Indian School Road. The parade will end at approximately 1 p.m. Map HERE.
The Arizona Republic lists “free food and meal discounts” offered by Valley restaurants on Veterans Day and reminds military members — current, former and retired — to bring their ID or proof of service with them.