97th Annual Veterans’ Day Parade

    November 11, 2016 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
    downtown Tucson, W. Alameda x Granada Avenue


    The parade’s theme this year is “Remembering Pearl Harbor: 75 Years Later.” Participants will start assembling downtown around 8 a.m., and traffic restrictions will be in place throughout the day.

    Cpl. Maurice A. Storck survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, and is the Grand Marshall of the parade.

    The parade begins at West Alameda Street and Granada Avenue, travels through parts of the downtown area, and returns to the staging point on Alameda. Downtown businesses, parking garages, and parking lots will be open and accessible. Parking will be free at meters and in the City/State Garage at 498 W. Congress St.

    More info: http://www.tucsonveteransdayparade.org/

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    Carolyn Classen
    Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).


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