Veterans Day

Celebrate Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11, at a multifaceted community celebration in Avondale to honor those who have served the country.

The city of Avondale, in collaboration with Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC) and local veteran groups, will host an event to honor all veterans in the community.

A ceremony will take place at 9 a.m. at the North Plaza on the northeast area of the EMCC campus and will include patriotic displays provided by local veteran groups, a formal ceremony recognizing all branches of military services, and guest speakers.

The day will also feature a fitness fun run that starts at 7:30 a.m. The charge for the run is $25 for general admission through Oct. 28 to receive a T-Shirt. Register at


All active duty and veterans get a discount for a fee of $11.11.  Breakfast is included for fitness fun run participants. Proceeds of the run support the Veterans Increasing Persistence Program at EMCC. 

The event is hosted by the city of Avondale and EMCC, in partnership with American Legion Crandall Palmer Post 61, VFW Pat Tillman Memorial Post 40, Affiliate Auxiliary groups and Blue Star Moms. 

Event sponsors are Avondale Toyota, West Valley View, Chick-fil-A and Gatorade. 


If You Go...

WHAT: Avondale Veterans Day Celebration

WHEN: Various times Thursday, Nov. 11: 7:30 a.m. fitness fun run; 8:45 a.m. breakfast; 9 a.m. ceremony

WHERE: Estrella Mountain Community College, 3000 N. Dysart Road, Avondale

COST: $25 through Oct. 28

INFO: 623-333-2400,