Annual East Valley Veterans Parade Will Be A Community Car Parade
Social-Distancing Parade on Wednesday Honors Hometown Heroes
SRP is proud to be a sponsor of the 2020 East Valley Veterans Parade on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020 in Mesa. The annual parade will take place in a new social-distancing “reverse” format from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
This year, due to the pandemic and in an effort to keep families safe, the public is the parade. The community is invited to decorate cars, load the family and head to downtown Mesa at University and Center to join the parade route. For more information and instructions, visit www.evvp.org/2020-spectator-parade-route-map/.
From there, participants will drive the parade route and view as many as 30 parade entries stationed along the path from the safety of their own vehicles. Participants also will tune into a live radio broadcast of patriotic music and parade information. (The radio frequency will be provided upon arrival at the spectator vehicle waiting area.)
This year’s parade theme is “Celebrating Lives of Service,” in recognition of the many ways that veterans serve our community and our nation through active military service, including the Reserves, as well as in frontline occupations and volunteer service upon leaving the military.
“As a not-for-profit, community-based utility with more than a century in the Valley, SRP believes it’s important to set aside a day to commemorate those who have served our country,” said Andrea Moreno, SRP manager of Community Outreach. “SRP is deeply rooted in the community and proud to support the East Valley Veterans Parade.”
About East Valley Veterans Parade Association
The East Valley Veterans Parade Association (EVVPA) is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that produces an annual parade on Veterans Day in downtown Mesa. The association acquires sponsorships, raises funds and produces this community event dedicated to never forgetting and always honoring our veterans, active military and their families. All donations to East Valley Veterans Parade Association are tax-deductible.
SRP is a community-based, not-for-profit public power utility and the largest provider of electricity in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, serving more than 1 million customers. SRP is also the metropolitan area’s largest supplier of water, delivering about 800,000 acre-feet annually to municipal, urban and agricultural water users.