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Surprise, AZ (October 2, 2020) The City of Surprise Parks & Recreation Department is now accepting Veterans Day tribute submissions in two different formats. While we are not able to put on a parade this year due to COVID-19, we will be using signs and videos to create a virtual alternative to families lined along a parade route, or parade participants displaying signs of gratitude.

The video tribute will be a compilation of community messages to veterans that will be featured on Veterans Day on the Surprise TV cable channel, our Parks & Recreation social media pages (Facebook and Instagram), and the City of Surprise website at

Here’s how to participate:

·         Record a video tribute no longer than 15 seconds thanking our veterans

·         Once it’s complete, upload your video here:

Please let our veterans know how important they are to Surprise by submitting your video or sign, or both!

For more information, please contact Steve Castillo at 623.222.2267 or

·         Entries must be received by Thursday, October 29 at 5 p.m. 

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The City of Surprise has begun a phased reopening of parks and recreation programs and amenities. See what’s open and opening soon. Learn more…


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