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Prescott Celebrates Veterans Day with a Parade

12 November 2015  

"Keep the spirit of 1945 alive,” was the theme for the 2015 Veteran’s Day Parade held in downtown Prescott. 

WWII veterans were in the spotlight this year at the Veteran’s Day Parade, including Army Air Corps veteran John Pietz, 90, who served as the Grand Marshal. 

Close to 90 entries participated in the event, including a flyover at 11:11 AM to commemorate the end of WWI on November 11, 1918. This included WWII veterans and also veterans from all armed conflicts since WWII, riding every type of vehicle including Model T Fords, tractors, military jeeps and transport vehicles. 

Of course, parades are about more than just the sights of entries passing by, there are the sounds that are an integral part of the occasion. Fire engines blow their siren, antique vehicles squeak their horns, cadets march in unison and school bands bring a musical flair. Here’s just a sampling to put you in the moment:

This year’s parade categories were awarded trophies, and a Super Hero Award was given to the best overall entry: 

Non-Profit:  Tie for First Place - Military Order of the Purple Hearts & Prescott Regulators and their Shady Ladies
 
Fraternal: El Zaribah  Shrines “Misfits”
 
Motorized: Brookdale of Prescott Senior Living
 
Music: Chino Valley High School Marching “Cougar” Band
 
Marching: American Legion Post 6 Honor Guard
 
Hospital: Northern Arizona VA Health Care Systems
 
Best Overall: Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

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