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Arizona heroes honored at Parada del Sol in Scottsdale

Posted: 4:25 PM, Feb 09, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-10 09:00:18-05
Parada del Sol

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — Participants in this year's "Parada del Sol" marched through Old Town Scottsdale Saturday.

The theme was "Arizona's Heroes." The late Senator John McCain was named honorary Grand Marshal and all heroes, from war veterans to first responders, were recognized.

Parada del Sol Treasurer Don Chiappetti says it takes a lot of work to keep the event, which is in its 66th year, going.

"It just requires a lot of love and a lot of passion from a lot of volunteers, a lot of families," Chiappetti said. "Second and third generations that just don't want to see our culture and heritage disappear.'

Organizers say Cindy McCain was supposed to ride in the parade in her husband's honor, but was feeling sick and could not attend.