PHOENIX – As a thank you to those serving or who have served, Arizona State Parks is proud to offer FREE entrance to veterans and active duty military on Veterans Day - Friday, November 11, 2016.
“The men and women who serve are the backbone of this great country. Their bravery, dedication and sacrifices preserve the freedoms of all of us. We commend their commitment to our country and thank them for their service,” said Governor Doug Ducey.
“Everyone who visits the parks benefits from the service of our veterans. Whether it is their service to our country or as a volunteer at a state park, veterans continue to contribute to Arizona and our outdoor resources. We’re extending our deepest appreciation to the men and women who serve our country by giving them a day to enjoy the land they fight to protect,” said Sue Black, Executive Director of Arizona State Parks.
The state parks are just a short drive from the big cities and offer a chance to get away and enjoy the tranquility of Arizona’s small towns. Several events are being held in and near the parks to honor our veterans.
Camp Verde – Veterans Day Memorial Service at Fort Verde State Historic Park – Bring your flags to be retired and take a moment to pay tribute to those who gave their lives serving our country and for those who continue to serve.
Lake Havasu City – Veterans Day Parade – Come to the parade on McCullough Blvd in the downtown district at 10 a.m. and honor local veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.
Yuma – Veterans Day Parade – Join Yuma as they honor and celebrate the service of all US Military members. Parade begins at 9 a.m. at the Yuma Mesa Shopping Center and heads south down 4th Avenue.
Sedona – Veterans Day Tribute – The city’s annual tribute to veterans and active military includes a flag ceremony and recognition of veterans. Shuttle service is provided from nearby parking lots. Meet at the Sedona Heritage Museum.