We are a small but mighty team.

Our Leadership & Team

Parade marching bandAt Honoring America’s Veterans, our team includes one paid executive, nine board members, and 12 Parade Team volunteers.

We work together throughout the year to present the largest attended Veterans Day Parade in Arizona. The parade gathers 3,000 participants and 45,000 spectators, who converge on two miles of city streets in central Phoenix on Veterans.

The HAV board raises the funds necessary to perform the parade and provides leadership and guidance over all our activities. We are looking for new board members to help us fundraise and lead our nonprofit to success. If you are interested in learning more, please contact paula.pedene@honoringamericasveterans.org.

The Parade team meets throughout the year to create a safe and successful parade., including:

  • Staging: Coordinate all the entries in an organized fashion in three different areas and then move them in sequence to begin their march down the parade route.
  • Logistics: Coordinates getting supplies on the route to ensure safety measures for all who attend and participate. The Logistics function includes placement of port-o-johns, water, first aid stations, VIP seating, support at the Show Mobile, and much more.
  • DeStaging: Coordinate getting the entries off the streets and back to their cars or on their way home safely. This function involves traffic flow at the end of the parade and directing it in four different directions.
  • Ancillary Support: These roles include Helium Balloon Coordination, set up and support for the Sponsor VIP area, Parade March, Honor Our Heroes Veteran Grand Marshal Competition, Veterans Parade Essay Competition, Band recruitment and support, Publicity, and much more.

If you’re interested in joining the parade team, please email paula.pedene@honoringamericasveterans.org.