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11th Annual Veterans Parade set for Nov. 7


ANTHEM – The largest parade of its kind in the state is returning to Anthem for its 11th year on Saturday, Nov. 7.

The 11th Annual Veterans Parade, presented by Daisy Mountain Veterans, will include a huge variety of participants. The parade is free and open to the public. It will begin from King Drive just south of Boulder Creek High School. The line of march will be north on Gavilan Peak Parkway, turning east on Anthem Way, then south on Freedom Way to conclude at the Anthem Community Center. The parade will begin promptly at 10 a.m.

Over 85 participants will march the parade route, including community organizations, bands, businesses, musicians, motorcycles, clowns, elected officials, and, serving as Grand Marshals, eleven veterans of the Korean War. The parade committee will honor Mary Ann Derryberry as Honorary Grand Marshal in appreciation for her 10 years of dedication to the parade.

Daisy Mountain Veterans and the U.S. Marine Corps are once again collaborating on the Toys for Tots program. Prior to the parade, new unwrapped gifts will be accepted at the following locations: Anthem Civic Building, Harper Physical Therapy, OSR Physical Therapy, Phantom Realty, PostNet, FX Gymnastics, State Farm Insurance, Anthem Walmart, Rookies, Re-Store, Tru Burger, and the North Valley Regional Library. Collection boxes will also be strategically placed along the parade route on the day of the parade.

Get updates on the parade by following the Daisy Mountain Veterans Facebook page,