Veteran Days

Estrella Mountain Community College is gearing up for its eighth Veterans Day Ceremony and Fun Run, which will be held in person this year on Thursday, Nov. 11, at the Estrella North Plaza on campus, 3000 N. Dysart Road, Avondale.

“It was held virtually last year due to COVID,” said Robert Dorsett, student services manager, Veterans Services. “We still had a great turnout, but these events are always more enjoyable when they’re in person. There’s that camaraderie while walking or running together, sharing breakfast, and honoring our service members during a live ceremony.”

The day kicks off with the 5K Fun Run at 7:30 a.m. followed by the Warrior’s Breakfast at 8:45 a.m., and finally the Veterans Day Ceremony at 9 a.m. The city of Avondale will also livestream the ceremony on Facebook.

The entry fee for the 5K costs $11.11 for veterans and military members and $25 for the general public. Proceeds benefit EMCC’s Veterans Increasing Persistence Program (VIPP), which assists veterans in financial situations that may prevent them from going to school or completing a degree.

EMCC is a certified Arizona Veteran Supportive Campus that serves upward of 900 veterans and their families every year. 


If You Go...

WHAT: Veterans Day Ceremony and Fun Run

WHEN: 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11

WHERE: Estrella North Plaza, 3000 N. Dysart Road, Avondale

COST: $11.11 to $25 for fun run