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Honor a Veteran Who Has Touched Your Life


Join us for the 6th Annual Honor Walk & 5K Fun Run Sunday, November 13th!


The event will start and finish at the beautiful Talking Stick Resort Arena in downtown Phoenix. Friends, families and loved ones will walk or run to personally recognize veterans of all generations. Participants are encouraged to arrive early for entertainment and a stirring pre-walk ceremony. Special guests along with vintage military aircraft fly-overs, music, color guards, the USS Arizona replica will set the tone for this year’s event.


Early registration pickup and event day registration begins at 6:30am including coffee and donuts. Don’t miss the live music and entertainment that begins about 7:30am with the walk and fun/run event starting at 9:00am. Please be sure to checkout the following raffle prizes with winners drawn at about 10:30am.

View the raffle prizes on our event page.

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Laurence Day

Army

Larry Day served in the Army Air Corps and was attached to the Allied Occupational Forces in Japan following WWII. His unit was based at Tachikawa Air Base outside Tokyo. /n /nLarry was a crew chief on a C47 transport. His unit delivered men and equipment to support the allied occupation following the Japanese ...

Travis Nottingham

Army

Travis Nottigham is a loving father of two children, Kailie and Connor. He is so full of life and energy. He has served in the army for over 15 years and is currently serving in Afghanistan. Travis has been through and was selected in Special Forces Assement and Selection. Travis has never met a stranger in his life. He is a true leader of men and a great friend to everyone he ...

William, "Bill" Milleer

Marines

1 July 1929 - 16 May 2016 In 1952 Bill Miller trained as a pilot for the United States Marine Corps and moved to Newport Beach, CA where Bill flew missions out of Camp Pendleton during the Korean War, achieving the rank of Captain.  Semper Fi old ...

Asa Herring

Air Force

Asa Herring, Lt Colonel, US Air Force, a Tuskegee Airman and retired U.S. Air Force Fighter Pilot, was born in Dunn, N.C. October 3, 1926. He has been an avid aviation enthusiast all of his life. He graduated from High School at age sixteen. While a student at Tuskegee Institute in the Aircraft Maintenance program, he passed the U.S. Army Air Corps Aviation Cadet written examination. Because he was only seventeen years old, he had to wait until ...

Daniel Weiss

Army

1st LT Daniel Weiss, 25, served as a Rifle Platoon Leader in Attack Company, 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. He was born in Santa Monica, CA. His brother wanted to name him Stinkor; his parents thought otherwise. His earliest years were spent in Culver City, CA, which he always considered home. In 1993, he moved with his family to Naperville, IL, where he went on to once get stuck in the revolving door at Michael ...

Vincent Barrett

Army

Vincent Thomas Barrett served in the United States Army, during WWII, as a 1st Sergeant of an anti-aircraft company. He enlisted in the National Guard in 1941. He was stationed on the pacific coast and later North Carolina, before going active duty and shipping out overseas. /n /n1st Sergeant Barrett's letters home to his mother were reprinted in his hometown newspaper, the Dunlap Reporter, giving folks back home a unique insight into life on ...

Edwin Wilson Hurt

Army

DEPLOYED TO KOREA WITH THE 15TH INFANTRY COMPANY L. HIS MOST SIGNIFICANT DUTY ASSIGNMENT WAS WITH THE 34TH INFANTRY REGIMENT COMPANY B OF THE 24TH INFANTRY DIVISION. HE WAS ALSO A PART OF THE 3RD DIVISION, 9TH DIVISION AND 101ST AIRBORN SCREAMING EAGLES. HE WAS A DECORATED KOREAN WAR VETERAN AND RECEIVED THE COMBAT INFANTRY BADGE (CIB), AWARDED THE NATIONAL DEFENSE MEDAL, GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL, KOREAN WAR SERVICE MEDAL AND THE UNITED NATIONS KOREAN ...

Sgt. Louis E. Metzger

Army

Served in the United States Army during WW11. He enlisted at the age of 26 and served four years. He attained the rank of first sergeant and platoon sergeant in Company C of the 11th armored infantry battalion. He was awarded the Bronze Star for his Service in Italy. Before his battalion began there march through-out ...

Julio Russell

Army

Julio Russell served in the US Army for 12 years. He served two tours in Operation Enduring Freedom. He received numerous commendations and will be released from the Army with an Honorable Medical discharge. He is an outstanding solider, loving father, son, and brother. He has two daughters Alyssa and Kiarra from his former marriage to Diane Blakely-Russell. The son of a single mother, Betty Martinez Ordonez, he is the 1st member of the ...

Todd Lasham

Army

SPC Todd Lasham served on three deployments to Iraq. He was one of the last soldiers assigned to Iraqi AOR. He is a combat engineer and has been doing route clearance during his three deployments. That makes him on of the people that searched out IEDs so that others can have a safer trip. During his first deployment, he was in 12 different vehicles that suffered extreme damage (no longer serviceable) because of getting too close to their ...

Lori Piestewa

Army

Private First Class Lori Piestewa, 23, was classified as missing in action after enemy soldiers ambushed her unit shortly after the beginnning of hostilities in Iraq in March 2003. She was declared dead on April 4, 2003. Piestewa was a member of the Hopi Tribe, whose reservation is near the community of Tuba City, Arizona. She was a single mother raising two ...

Kenneth Ordway

Navy

Kenneth Ordway was a noble man.His time in the Navy was courageous,dangerous,intriguing and filled with exploration. /n He met his wife ,Laine,who was also in the Navy.Together they raised 4 sons,Keith,Kevin,Bob and David. /n One of the most favorite parts of his career was being part of the HURRICANE HUNTERS. /n His family lived in Puerto Rico for 4 years and learned Spanish which gave them a rich taste of culture! /n To this day ,his legacy ...

Louis Kelley Riedel

Army

From Harbor Beach, Mi. enlisted (Pvt. Inf.) Ft. Custer July 1942. Basic, Radio Tech. and Non-Com School Camp Wolters, Tx. (Cpl. Inf.) Ft. Benning, Ga. OCS (2nd Lt. Inf.) Transferred to San Francisco where he supervised the loading of deck cargo on army ships until July 1944. (1st Lt. Inf.) Then reassigned 97th Div., 303rd Inf. Camp Cooke, Ca. Served in France, Germany - where a farmer informed him that President Roosevelt had died - and ...

Roger Parrish

Air Force

Roger Parrish was born Feb 1,1935 in Carbondale, Illinois. After graduating from the University of Illinois he entered Air Force flight training and graduated first in his class. He was selected to attend the Air Force's Top Gun School, winning all three trophies available for academics, gunnery skills and top student. From 1969-1970 he flew over 100 combat missions in Vietnam. In 1972 Roger was selected to be the leader of the USAF Thunderbirds ...

Charles E Christopher

Navy

Charles Christopher served in the US Navy for 23 years as an Electrician. He served two tours in Vietnam and retired Honorably from the Navy as a Senior Chief.After retirement,, he taught high school history and shop classes for 14 years. Senior Chief Christopher is the proud father of two sons, Chuck and Vernon. His wife of 35 years, Janet Christopher has been by his side through his active duty time and now his retirement. His son SGT ...

Shandice Banks

Army

SGT Shandice Banks, US Army. Shandice served as a Civil Affairs SGT for the 492nd Civil Affairs Battalion from 2006-2012. She deployed to Operation Iraqui Freedom rom 6/2008 - 8/2009 with HHC Company of the 403rd Battalion from Utica, NY. Shandice is currently a Masters student and Enrollment Counselor at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix where she inspires her fellow students and instructors with her resilience, commitment and hard ...

Kenneth Reichert

Army

Born 5/31/1924 - Present (91)WWII VeteranEnlisted 2/10/1943 at 18 years old.Was a soldier on THE 1st WAVE LANDING ON THE BEACH AT NORMANDY, D-DAY, JUNE 6, 1944Was still fighting WWII in Germany when he re-enlisted in 1945. He was later sent to Austria. ...

Kermit Butler

Army

Enlisted on September 18th 1940 in the Army Air Corp and rose to the rank of 1st Lieutenant and released from active duty on September 20th, 1945. /nIn 1943 was sent to OCS and then assigned to supervising and instruction of trainees where with a staff of 15 over saw basic training of 300 to 400 trainees /nLater transferred to Headquarters Western Technical Training Command, Denver, Colorado, their he was put in charge of putting together a ...

Allan Bevington

Army

SGT. Allan Bevington (Dec. 25 1983-Sept. 21 2006),of Beaver Falls, PA was my friend and the best soldier I ever had the pleasure of serving with. A Combat Engineer, assigned to the 40th Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, of the 1st Armored Division in Baumholder, Germany, he served multiple tours in Iraq. /n /nBevington was an inspiration to his fellow soldiers, and always stepped up to the plate when a mission came down the wire. ...

Dustin Burnett

Navy

Dustin Kelby Burnett, 19, of Fort Mohave, Arizona was 19 years old when he was killed by a roadside bomb Friday June 20th, 2008 in Farah Province Afghanistan fighting for our freedoms in Operation Enduring Freedom. Dustin was born at Parkview Hospital in Riverside, CA and moved to Bullhead City, Arizona his freshman year of High School. Too often people forget the countless brave that have given the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy ...

CPT William, "Bill" Miller

Marines

1 July, 1929 - 19 May, 2016 Bill Miller joined the Marines in 1952. He trained as a fighter pilot in Newport Beach, CA and flew missions out of Camp Pendleton during the Korean War. Everyone who knew Bill remembers his tenacity and dedication to the Marines. Semper Fi old ...

George Johnson

Army

George Henry Johnson Sr. was born May 8th, 1943 in Cairo, Illinois to Lewis Johnson Sr. and Ida Mae Johnson (Moss). He was raised in Cairo and graduated from Sumner High School in 1961. George went on to join the U.S. Army on June 5th that same year. He attended basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. After completing basic training, he went on to complete medical training at Fort Sam Houston, TX becoming a Medical Specialist. George ...

Jay Harrelson

Air Force

Col. Jay Harrelson (1919 - 2009). Jay Harrelson graduated from the University of Nebraska and the Air War College. He joined the Army as a flying cadet and after finishing flying school in April, 1941 was sent directly to Clark Air Base in The Philippine Islands. He and his Squadron were sent to Bataan Field, located on the Bataan Peninsula where he was to maintain the Field and await supplies which never arrived. Bataan was surrendered to the ...

Howard Jenkins

Army

Howard B. Jenkins was born on May 26, 1922 and served his country in World War II. He was wounded in combat during the Invasion of Normandy (D-Day) on June 6, 1944, and received a purple heart. Howard married Mavis in 1950. They enjoyed 61 loving years of marriage and had three daughters. Howard left this earth on February 3, 2012. He was devoted to his family and generous to all who knew him. He was my Dad and I will miss him ...

Lee Bondy

Navy

Lee Bondy of Palmyra, NJ passed away Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015.  He was 90. A WWII veteran, Lee saw action in the Pacific as a radar technician aboard the USS Cleveland, and later, a radar and sonar instructor during the Korean Conflict.  He received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota, later earning a Masters degree in Business Administration from UCLA.  In 1953 he worked as an instrumentation ...

Michelle Wilmot

Army

Michelle Wilmot served as a medic, mental health sergeant, and retention NCO in the US Army for 8 years. While on her year-long deployment to Ramadi, Iraq in 2004-2005 she served as a member of Team Lioness, the first female team that was attached to Marine infantry units to perform checkpoint operations, house raids, and personnel searches on women and children for weapons and explosives. Wilmot was featured in the documentary film Lioness and ...

Aaron kramer

Army

Sgt Aaron Kramer joined the Army right out of high school. He knew since Sept 11th happened he wanted to be a soldier and help defend our Country. He trained all during high school, winning many Jrotc events to prepare himself the best he could. He was an 101st Airborne Infantry Ranger. He completed a tour in Iraq, and shortly after was sent to Afghanstan. He was looked up to as a squad leader and example to his twin brother, Brandon who was an ...

Charles Luster

Navy

Charles K. Luster enlisted in the U. S. Navy in 1943 as an Aviation Cadet and retired from the Navy Reserve in 1976 with the rank of Commander in the Civil Engineer Corps. As a Civil Engineer his civilian career began as a Designer on the Davis Dam Power Plant on the Colorado River. He married Ellen Morris in 1946 and together they had three sons (Mike, Steve, Scott) He interviewed for the position of City Engineer for the City of Mesa in 1957 ...

Thom Howdeshell

Marines

I would love to honor my father, William Thomas howdeshell for going above and beyond making this world a better place to live in with his unselfish actions. I am so grateful and deeply proud of the man,Marine,Husband and Father he is. Thank you for your service and for your unconditional love. Your baby girl, Britt ...

Edward Hansen

Army

Edward A. Hansen "Gramps" was born and raised in Detroit. He was a decorated veteran of World War II having served in the 416th Army Air Corps. He was proud to serve his country, even at 90 years of age he wore his uniform on Veteran's Day. He was a kind and caring father and grandfather, and was well loved by all who knew ...

Kyler Estrada

Navy

Kyler LaVon Estrada was born May 12,1990 in Mesa Az. and grew up in Queen Creek Az. Where he graduated from Queen Creek High School. He played football, baseball and was on the dive and track team. He was a Eagle scout. He is a member of the LDS church. He joined the Navy in Oct. 2010 where he became a corpsman for the Fleet Marines Force. He was deployed to the 11th MEU ship Nov. 2011.He was killed during a night training accident in Africa on ...

Bill Montgomery

Army

Bill Montgomery currently serves as the Maricopa County Attorney and supports various Veterans efforts and programs. He previously served as an officer in the Army with tours of duty with the 1st Cavalry Division in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Bill concluded his active duty career commanding K Troop of the 3d Armored Cavalry ...

Eugene P., Butch Brown

Army

Butch Brown enlisted in the Army right after high school at the height of the Vietnam conflict in 1967. Butch's military career was shortened by an injury suffered during training, however his unselfish willingness to put himself in harms way reflects brightly on a generation of Vietnam warriors. We owe these men and women a debt of gratitude for their service in troubled times and we should make every effort to extend the thanks they never ...

James McGinty

Marines

1966 - 1969 /nServed active duty USMC as a Lieutenant. /nServed in RVN Communications Officer First Marines /n /n1970 - 1990 /nServed in the 5th Combat Battalion, Brooklyn, New York /nServed 6th Combat Battalion, Bronx, New York completed as Staff G1 HQ MC, /nPlatoon Commander, XO, Company Commander /nOperations Officer HQ USMC - C4 RAW /nCommunications Electronic Staff Officer /nRetired Colonel USMC ...

Greg Smith

Marines

Joined at age 17 and after boot camp and school was stationed in Okinawa Japan for a year then Yuma Arizona for 3 1/2 years before being honorably discharged and raising a family.  Both of his sons also joined the Marines as did one of his son in laws.  Greg's dad served in the Marines in ...

Lt. Col. James M. O'Rourke, Sr.

Army

He was an MP in the Army. He worked with USO, VFW's, homeless vets. He helped provide bullet proof vests for our soldiers in Iraq and received an award for this. Sending countless packages to our soldiers and comforting their families. He arranged funeral ceremonies for homeless veterans with no families. He was volunteering for several groups. "No" was not in his vocabulary. He devoted his life to helping others. He left a mark on all of ...

Gary Morriston

Marines

GARY DANE MORRISTON ENLISTED IN THE US MARINE CORP. IN 1964 AND ATTENDEED BOOTCAMP IN CAMP PENDLETON, CA. AFTER BASIC TRAING HE WENT TO SNIPER SCHOOL AND WAS STATIONED 1 YEAR IN KODIAK, AK. GARY WENT TO VIETNAM IN 1966 WHERE HE WAS WOUNDED IN ACTION, AIR EVAC'D TO JAPAN FOR SURGERY AND THEN TO SAN DIEGO FOR RECUPERATION. AMONG THE NUMEROUS MEDALS AND CITATIONS WHICH HE RECEIVED WERE: THE BRONZE STAR, PURPLE HEART, PRESIDENTIAL UNIT, AND THE ...

Eric Walrabenstein

Army

Commissioned as an Infantry officer in 1985, Lieutenant Eric Walrabenstein served as a platoon leader and company executive officer for 2/60 infantry at Fort Lewis, WA. After his separation from active duty, Captain Walrabenstein continued his service as a reserve company commander in the 91st Division until ...

Cory Remsburg

Army

Staff Sergeant Cory Jacob Remsburg was born in Phoenix, Arizona and moved to St. Louis, Missouri where he lived with his father and step mother, Craig and Annie Remsburg. SSG Remsburg became interested in the U.S. Army Rangers while in high school. Cory attended One Station Unit Training, Basic Airborne Course and the Ranger Assessment and Selection Program at Fort Benning and was assigned to 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Hunter Army ...

Earl Cortright

Army

CORPORAL EARL CORTRIGHT WAS BORN IN SALISBURY TOWNSHIP, PENNSYLVANIA ON JULY 30TH, 1921. HE SERVED IN THE ARMY AIR CORPS AS AN INSTRUMENT SPECIALIST FROM 1942 TO 1943 IN THE 72ND AIRDROME SQUADRON AT THE ARMY AIR FIELD IN WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON. HE RECEIVED HIS TECHNICAL TRAINING AT CHANUTE AIR FIELD OUTSIDE CHAMPAIGN, IL. HE PASSED AWAY ON NOVEMBER 13TH, ...

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