october 21, 2015

Daisy Mountain Veterans Parade to honor Korean War Veterans

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ANTHEM, AZ – The 11th Annual Daisy Mountain Veterans Parade will be held on November 7, 2015, in Anthem beginning at 10 a.m. The parade is free and open to the public. Parade route begins at Gavilan Peak Parkway and ends at the Community Center. This year's parade will honor Korean War Veterans.

The Korean War, often referred to as the "Forgotten War" started when Communist North Korean forces invaded South Korea on June 25, 1950. The Korean War is often forgotten because it sits in the shadows, in between WW2 and the Vietnam War. The Korean War is the forgotten victory. South Korea was saved and is today the 11th largest economy in the world, a thriving democracy, and one of the strongest allies of the United States. This is the outcome and legacy of our Korean War veterans' service and sacrifice. The Korean War lasted until July 23, 1953 and ended with an armistice agreement. Approximately 1.8 million Americans served in the Korean War. Over 36,000 Americans sacrificed their lives and over 8,000 are still missing in action.

"On the 65th anniversary of the Korean War, we honor the services and sacrifices of Korean War veterans. Please join us at this year's parade," said Lance Sherwood, parade co-chair.

For more information email daisymtnvets@gmail.com.

Please join the community and show your support by becoming a parade sponsor. All donations and sponsorships defray the expense of the parade. To view sponsorship opportunities and become a sponsor go to www.daisymtnvets.org.

Daisy Mountain Veterans is an alliance of members of the America Legion Post 128, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 12031 - representatives of our nation's largest organizations or veterans. Their mission is to honor, support and thank all who have served and are currently serving in our Military. These organizations have a long history of serving communities, promoting Americanism, family values, youth programs, freedom and liberty. The members celebrate properly the achievements and sacrifices of members of our Armed Forces with whom they, as veterans, share common experiences.

Holly Matson, Parade Communications, 206-255-6766 or hollymatsonaz@gmail.com
Lance Sherwood, Parade Co-Chair: LSherwood@weingarten.com
Daisy Mountain Veterans | 3655 W Anthem Way | Suite A-109 334 | Anthem | AZ | 85086

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