Goodyear and Avondale are planning special tributes for Veterans Day this year, despite restrictions on how events are handled.
Because of social distancing and other COVID-19 requirements, the events scheduled Wednesday, Nov. 11, will look a little different.
Here’s what’s happening to honor Southwest Valley residents who served:
Goodyear is celebrating those who served in three ways.
The city has 1,000 custom “thank you” signs available for pick up from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at City Hall, 190 N. Litchfield Road, and the Goodyear Recreation Office, 3075 N. Litchfield Road.
Residents also may send a 10-second video thanking veterans for their service and sharing why Veterans Day is important to you for possible inclusion in a Veterans Day tribute to be shared on social media.
Videos should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, Nov. 1.
The city of Avondale and Estrella Mountain Community College are partnering on the seventh annual Veterans Day Ceremony and Fun Run.
This year, the 5-kilometer run and walk is being held virtually at 7:30 a.m. Nov. 11. Participants can still register as they have in the past, but participate in the virtual run. Registration is $11.11 for veterans and $25 for the general public. Register at estrallamountain.edu/vetfunrun.
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In-person events will include a Warrior’s Breakfast at 8:45 a.m. at Avondale City Hall, 11465 Civic Center Drive, followed by a 9 a.m. Veteran Appreciation Ceremony at City Hall open to veterans, active-duty and retired military, their families and community members.