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Daisy Mountain Veterans parade set for Nov. 8

Staff Report~ 10/29/2014

ANTHEM – The 10th annual Daisy Mountain Veterans parade will be held on Saturday, Nov. 8, in Anthem. The parade will honor all veterans, as well as specifically focusing on Vietnam vets.

Serving as Honorary Grand Marshals will be forty-eight combat veterans of the Vietnam War. New participants this year will be the Arizona Conservatory for Arts and Academics Drum Line, the APS Clowns, the Arizona Precision Motorcycle Drill Team, the Granite Mountain Riders, the Justice League of AZ Super Heroes, MCSO Explorer Post #2502, the Northern Arizona All Airborne 82nd Airborne Division Association, Shawnee Lady Equestrian Unit, and Western Vehicle & AZ John Anderson Wayne.

Returning units include the El Zaribah Shriners, the Sun City Poms, Smokey the Bear, the Wells Fargo Stage Coach, Boulder Creek High School Band, the Arizona Rough Riders, the Daisy Mountain Fire Department Honor Guard, the USS Arizona Memorial Replica, the 3rd Marine Division Association, the Iwo Jima Memorial Float, and numerous military, civic, and business groups.

The DMV will once again participate with the U.S. Marine Corps in its Toys for Tots program. Prior to the parade, new unwrapped gifts will be accepted at the Anthem Community Center, Daisy Mountain Veterans Bingo, Harper Physical Therapy, OSR Physical Therapy, Phantom Realty, PostNet, Rayne of the North Valley, State Farm Justin Simons, and Toys‘R’Us at the Outlets. Collection boxes will also be strategically placed along the parade route on the day of the parade.

The parade will begin at 10 a.m. 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.

For more information, see www.daisymountainvets.org.