Veterans Day Parade a Huge Success in Downtown Phoenix, Arizona



More than 150 high school volunteers showed their support for the Phoenix Veterans Day Parade this year by marching on behalf of the Arizona-New Mexico-El Paso region of the American Red Cross for National Youth Involvement Month.

This year’s theme was “Duty, Honor, Sacrifice: Celebrating Our World War II Veterans” and our volunteers embraced it by marching with a banner reading “Helping Military Families Today.” Throughout the parade, the group stopped and collectively saluted our local veterans, displaying a sign of respect for their service to our country.

The parade has been a tradition for Red Cross volunteers in the greater Phoenix area and it is easily one of the most anticipated events of the year.

Every year, the American Red Cross provides over 500,000 services to individual members and families of the Armed Forces. From sending hand-made cards to service men and women through the signature “Holiday Mail for Heroes” campaign to connecting families to their loved ones overseas, the American Red Cross proudly maintains a consistent and meaningful relationship with our country’s veterans.

If you are interested in taking part in events such as these, reach out to your local chapter of the American Red Cross by searching for your region on

Has your group completed events like this locally? Show us what you’ve done on Facebook by joining and posting in the “Red Cross Youth Network” page! We routinely feature local events on our website ( and our monthly newsletter (YouthWire).


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