Veterans Day Car Assembly

We had such great feedback from our Cochise Veterans Day Parade last year that we are bringing it back for a second year! This year's parade will be on Thursday, November 10th at 9:30am.


If you or a member of your family is a veteran we welcome you to participate in the parade and celebration. Light refreshments will be served to our parade participants compliments of the Cochise APT.


Click here for our Signup Genius to participate in the parade!


Direct questions to Richard Pasquale at or Ashley Lorimer at


Veterans Day Posters

We are inviting children related to veterans to produce a poster about their veteran family member (living or deceased) to hold up during the parade. We encourage all children with a veteran family member to make and hold up a poster. The veteran does not have to be a participant in the parade nor be present to be honored. More information about the creation of these posters will come home soon. 


Veterans Day Celebration Photo Request

This year we want to do something extra special to recognize all the brave men and women who have served our country. As part of this recognition, we're putting together a special assembly to honor our veterans and we need your help. Please send us photos of your military loved ones so we can celebrate their service.

You Must Include:

  1. Your Students Name
  2. Veteran's Name
  3. Relationship to the Student 
  4. Military Branch
  5. Photo of the veteran (JPEG preferred)

Email your veteran's information and photo to

The deadline for photo submission is Tuesday, November 1.


Event Coordinators


Volunteer 1 - Edit a video of Cochise students’ musical performances and spoken word presentations related to Veterans Day starting in a couple of weeks.  This volunteer will fashion these recordings into a video approximately 10-15 minutes long that will be shown in each Cochise classroom for Veterans Day. 


Volunteer 2 - We also seek a second volunteer, whose assistance with planning and hosting the parade can begin a bit later.


Cochise Elementary began honoring veterans in 2001, shortly after 9/11.  For nearly twenty years this recognition included a large ceremony in the auditorium/cafeteria in which family members who are veterans were honored.  Due to security and other concerns, on-campus events are no longer possible. 


There are now two elements to Cochise students’ recognition of veterans. 

  • A video of students sharing their appreciation of veterans.
  • A car parade of veterans in our Cochise family driving through the school lots.  

Please call, text, or e-mail Rick Pasquale @ (480) 699-5683 or