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Honor a Veteran Who Has Touched Your Life


Join us for the 6th Annual Honor Walk & 5K Fun Run November 2016.


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.

Mitchell Werne

Army

1 LT Mitchell Werne was born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1985. He graduated from Northern Arizona University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. Joining the army in 2010, he has completed Basic Training, Officer Candidate School and specialized Field Artillery Training. Mitchell is currently deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He serves his country with dedication, determination and ...

David Roy

Air Force

Airman David Roy enlisted in the Air Force in 2009. After basic training at Lackland AFB, Texas, David was sent to Keesler AFB, Mississippi and Sheppard AFB, Texas for advanced training in avionics and technology for F-16 fighters. David is currently assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing 756th Maintenance Group at Luke AFB where his unit supports aircraft used to train pilots for proficiency in the F-16. Thank you David for serving your country ...

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 ...

Frank Luke

Army

One of nine children of German immigrants, Luke was born in May 1897, in Phoenix, Ariz. On Sept. 25, 1917, he enlisted in the Signal Corps' Aviation service as a private first class but soon departed for flight training, first at the University of Texas' School of Military Aeronautics in Austin. Later he attended training at the Signal Corps Aviation School at Rockwell Field in San Diego.

On Aug. 16, 1918, Luke engaged in his first ...

Robert Carl Richards

Army

Robert "Bob" Richards joined the Ohio National Guard along with a couple buddies and his brother in 1938 as a means of not getting drafted but that plan was put to grief when the Ohio Guard was one of the first called up by President Roosevelt later that year. After training at Fr. Leonard Wood - Bob was off to Southern California for desert training - transferred into the newly established Army Air Corp due to less marching and was sent to ...

William Malloy

Air Force

BILL WAS BORN IN 1928 IN FONDIS, ELBERT COUNTY, COLORADO. HE SPENT HIS TIME IN THE AIR FORCE STATIONED ALL ACROSS THE WORLD IN LOCATIONS SUCH AS PARIS AND KOREA. BILL WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE OF THE VEHICLES AT EVERY LOCATION. BILL WAS KNOWN AS ONE OF THOSE THAT COULD GET THE JOB DONE NO MATTER WHAT THE JOB WAS. BILL AND HIS WIFE BESSIE WERE ABLE TO SPEND THE MAJORITY OF THEIR MARRIAGE STATIONED IN THE SAME TOWNS. ...

Robert Perkins

Army

Robert Wayne Perkins was born in Phoenix, AZ on December 7, 1943. He served in the Army's 82nd Airborne Division. He was proud to serve his country. He was a loving father. He was loved very much and will always be remembered. /n /nDad - you are my hero. It is an honor to walk in your memory. /n /nI love you. ...

Elijah Earle

Army

Elijah enlisted with the deferred plan as he was only 17 when 9-11 happened, and that is when he made this decision. He is a graduate of Sabino H.S. 2003 in Tucson AZ. His Basic Training was at Ft. Knox as a 1st Cavalry Scout. His first post was Ft. Hood, TX. He deployed to Iraq in March 2004 for 12 months. He deployed to Iraq again in November 2006 for 14 months. He deployed to Afghanistan Dec 2010 for 12 months. He is the father of Nicolas ...

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 ...

Jeffrey Shippy

Air Force

Shortly after graduating from Mesa High, Mesa, AZ, Jeff joined the U.S. Air Force where he received training as a crash rescue fireman. Jeffrey pursued this career upon discharge from the Air Force, serving at military installations in the U.S., Saudi Arabia, Ecuador, Johnson Island in the Pacific, Iraq, Afghanistan (twice), and finally in Djibouti, Africa. Jeff passed away on February 7, 2011 at the age of ...

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 ...

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 ...

Sgt Howard Paul Allen

Army

Howard Paul Allen was born in Brooklyn, NY on April 3, 1974. His family later moved to Arizona where he graduated from Paradise Valley High School in 1993. He enlisted in the US Navy on November 22, 1995, completing Naval Boot Camp, He was assigned to the USS Memphis and after completing his 4 year tour, he was discharged on November 21, 1999. He married his wife, Patience, on November 2, 2004 and had one son, Devlin and 2 step-children, Edwin ...

Arthur Van Haren, Jr.

Navy

USN Lt. Arthur Van Haren Jr. was a World War II fighter pilot and is the top US Navy ace from the State of Arizona with 9 kills and 3 unconfirmed kills. A native Arizonan born in Superior in 1920, he may be one of very few highly decorated Hispanic fighter pilot aces in the history of aerial warfare. Van Haren, Jr. was awarded a Distinguished Flying Cross and a Gold Star. In 2012, he was inducted into the Arizona Aviation Hall of ...

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 ...

Johnny Harris

Marines

Johnny Harris served proudly in the Marine Corps from September 4, 1974 to March 1, 1996. He saw duty around the world in the Phillippines, Korea, Japan, Somalia, Kuwait, Iraq and Antarctica.

Johnny is a fine man and a good friend. He exemplifies the character, loyalty and honor Marines are known for. I'm proud to walk in his honor.

Semper ...

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 ...

Panayiota Bertzikis

Coast Guard

Panayiota Bertzikis enlisted in the United States Coast Guard in 2005 and served at Coast Guard Station Burlington, VT and Coast Guard Boston. While on Active Duty she was repulsed in the way that sexual assault survivors were treated in the United States Coast Guard and founded the Military Rape Crisis Center from her barrack room to offer support and assistance to her fellow shipmates/survivors. The Military Rape Crisis Center is now the ...

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