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November 12, 2018 – 11 a.m.

The East Valley Veterans Parade provides an opportunity for the community to gather in honoring, thanking and celebrating local Veterans, active Military, and their families.

I Fought For You

Veterans answered the call of duty for God, for Country, for Righteousness sake. They “Fought For You”. This is their call, their mantra: “I Fought For You”.

This authorized copy of the 2010 viral hit “I Fought For You” by The Soundtank and is on loan to the great people of Mesa Arizona and the East Valley Veterans’ Parade. We’re proud to support our vets and grateful for their dedication and service.

Find the original, for sale version of I Fought For You at

2017 East Valley Veterans Parade Service Marshals

The East Valley Veterans Parade Association is pleased to present the Grand Marshal and Service Marshals for the 2017 Veterans Parade.  We extend a heartfelt thank you to our Service Marshals, and to the millions of Veterans they represent, for their service to our Country.

Please click here to visit our Marshals page to read their bios and learn more about their service.

Major General David P Rataczak
Major General David P RataczakGrand Marshal
Private First Class Ted VanDerVeer
Private First Class Ted VanDerVeerArmy Marshal
Seaman Third Class Karl Nielson
Seaman Third Class Karl NielsonNavy Marshal
Captain Thomas W. Meaker
Captain Thomas W. MeakerMarine Corps Marshal
Captain George F. Bliss, III
Captain George F. Bliss, IIIAir Force Marshal
Chief Boatswain’s Mate Ryan R. Parsons
Chief Boatswain’s Mate Ryan R. ParsonsCoast Guard Marshal

2017 East Valley Veterans Parade Theme: Honor and Remember


For the 2017 Parade we embrace the theme Honor and Remember, in partnership with the Honor and Remember Organization. 

Their organization serves to perpetually recognize the sacrifice of America’s military fallen service members and their families. 

You will observe their symbol of remembrance, the Honor and Remember Flag widely displayed on Parade Day, as we honor all Veterans, Active Military and Their Families with great reverence and respect on this Veterans Day 2017.

Our Sponsors

The East Valley Veterans Parade Association extends a heartfelt thank you to our sponsors for providing the means to produce the grandest parade in the East Valley.

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Never Forgetting... Always Honoring

Phone: 480-684-2324