Veteran's Day – Week Celebrations

Veteran's Day – Week Celebrations

Celebrate Veteran Appreciation with three days of activities including breakfast, a 2.2 mile run/walk honoring veterans, parade, flag raising, refreshments and more! You are invited to wear apparel from your favorite branch of the military! 

November 1–30

FREE Haircuts for Veterans 

During Regular School Hours |  Deer Valley

The Cosmetology program at GateWay Community College is offering FREE haircuts to all veterans for the entire month of November at the Deer Valley location.

Open to all Veterans, including active military, ROTC and military family members.

Call to make an appointment: (602) 392-5021

Monday, Nov. 11 

Phoenix Veteran’s Day Parade | 11 a.m.

Downtown Phoenix

An open invitation to join fellow GateWay Geckos to view the annual Veterans Day Parade in Downtown Phoenix. Wear your GateWay shirt to show your school spirit! Meetup Location: Southeast corner parking lot of 7th St. & E. Highland Ave. (Camelback Collision Center, 4635 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ 85014). Easy off/on from SR51.

Tuesday, Nov. 12

Flag Raising Ceremony | 8:05 a.m.

IE Building (South Entrance)

Student Veterans’ Breakfast | 8:30 a.m.

Veterans’ Center (MA Building) Student veterans are invited for a free breakfast following the flag raising, in the Veterans Center located in the MA Building.

Flag Lowering Ceremony | 5:05 p.m.

IE Building (South Entrance)

Wednesday, Nov. 13

2.2 Mile Run/Walk Honoring Veterans | 8:30 a.m.


Did you know everyday 22+ Veterans and 1 Active Duty Soldier take their own lives. To commemorate these service members for the sacrifice and service to their country and to remember them, and all service members, join in on a 2.2 mile walk/run to bring awareness about Suicide Prevention. Finishers will receive commemorative dog tags. Water station will be provided. Please coordinate coverage in your area with your supervisor.

Let’s Walk Together to Make a Difference. REGISTER HERE.

Map of 2.2 Mile Run/Walk HERE.

Free, Confidential Crisis Support Anytime by Phone, Chat, or Text

The Veterans Crisis Line is a free, confidential crisis resource that Veterans and their families and friends can access any day, anytime. Trained responders, some of them Veterans themselves, are ready to listen, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. 1-800-273-8255 - Press 1, or send a text message to 838255, or chat online

The VA counts on everyone to spread the word that support is just a call, click, or text away — because we’re all in this together, and one small act shows we care.  

Join for a veteran motorcycle line-up before the Run/Walk. Want to participate? Contact Manny Dallago at

Student Veterans’ Lunch | 11 a.m.

Veterans’ Center (MA Building)
Following the conclusion of the Run/Walk, all veterans are invited to the Veterans Center for a free lunch, courtesy of Grand Canyon University.



Made possible with support from the MCCCD Public Affairs Division and the Center for Civic Participation.