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Scottsdale Veterans Day event features Bob Parsons, veteran and entrepreneur

Bob Parsons head shotBob Parsons, a decorated U.S. Marine Corps Vietnam Veteran who was awarded the Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon and Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry, will be the keynote speaker at Scottsdale’s annual Veterans Day commemoration. 

The event takes place at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, 7301 E. Indian Bend Road. The program is free and open to the public. 

Parsons, best known as the founder of GoDaddy, is an American entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is the CEO and founder of YAM Worldwide, which is home to his entrepreneurial ventures in the fields of motorcycles, golf, real estate, marketing, innovation and philanthropy. 

The Veterans Day program also will feature Congressman David Schweikert and U.S. Air Force veteran and Scottsdale historian Joan Fudala. The 108th Army Band kicks off the program at 3 p.m. with a half-hour of patriotic music. In addition, military branch and veteran services representatives will be on hand to provide information. Refreshments are provided courtesy of Shamrock Foods Company and the Wildflower Bread Company. 

For more information about this event, call the park at 480-312-2312


More local Veterans Day commemorations:

Commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, Nov. 9
Hear Kyle Longley speak on the experiences of the American combat soldier in Vietnam at Civic Center Library. The free program will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd. Longley is the author of “Grunts: The American Infantryman in Vietnam, and Morenci Marines: A Tale of a Small Town America and the Vietnam War.” Call 480-312-READ (7323) for details.

Local Veterans organizations host ceremony, Nov. 11
Scottsdale’s Veterans organizations will host a ceremony at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, at the Scottsdale City Hall, Chaplain Statue, 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd. The program is free and open to the public. For details, contact the American Legion Post 44 in Scottsdale at 480-941-0130 or email Terry Dalton. 


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