Healing Wounds, Honoring Their Sacrifice: U-Haul Sponsors 2012 Phoenix Veterans Day Parade

    Healing Wounds, Honoring Their Sacrifice: U-Haul Sponsors 2012 Phoenix
                             Veterans Day Parade

PR Newswire

PHOENIX, Nov. 10, 2012

PHOENIX, Nov. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Join U-Haul on Monday, November 12^th,
as we honor our nation's heroes and pay tribute to and support our veterans
and troops throughout the world, through our sponsorship of the 16^th Annual
Phoenix Veterans Day Parade. The theme for this year's parade is "Healing
Wounds, Honoring Their Sacrifice"

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121110/LA10390)

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090622/LA34860LOGO-b)

U-Haul, founded by World War II Navy veteran L.S. "Sam" Shoen and his wife
Anna Mary Carty Shoen, designed and dedicated five vibrant military
SuperGraphics to honor the five branches of the military — Army, Navy, Marine
Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard, and to show our support for the men and
women who have served and are still proudly serving in the armed services.
During the parade, U-Haul will be featuring these commemorative SuperGraphic
trucks, along with the United We Stand SuperGraphic and the Wounded Warrior
Project – Soldier Ride SuperGraphic.U-Haul created the United We Stand
SuperGraphic in honor of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, and
to pay tribute to the courageous rescuers who died trying to save them. The
Wounded Warrior Project -- Soldier Ride SuperGraphic is dedicated to honoring
and empowering the brave men and women who have been injured in conflicts
around the world. These trucks will be proudly displayed during the 2012
Phoenix Veterans Day Parade.

U-Haul will be honoring veterans past and present by distributing flags and
red, white and blue "Support Our Troops" ribbon magnets to spectators along
the parade route.

"For the ninth year in a row, we are privileged to participate in and sponsor
this year's Phoenix Veterans Day Parade," stated U-Haul Executive Vice
President of Phoenix Operations Stuart Shoen. "Since 1945, U-Haul has relied
heavily on hiring veterans to work for the U-Haul organization and our success
as an organization is due to veterans being successful leaders and executives.
Today, we continue to support our military personnel by providing veterans
with a high priority in our recruiting process. U-Haul simply wants to give
back to the veterans who have sacrificed so much for our freedom, and
providing them with career opportunities is just one way for us to show our

U-Haul also is a sponsor of the Thank You for Serving video project headed by
the United War Veterans Council. The project involves creating a video along
with message boards displaying words of support, love and encouragement to be
sent to every military base in the world. During the parade, U-Haul
encourages participants and spectators to take the time to sign the Phoenix
Thank You for Serving board and send messages of encouragement to those
serving overseas. All of these messages will be sent to our troops, to let
each of them know how much we appreciate their sacrifices on Veterans Day and
every other day.

Joanne Fried
Ashleigh Wagner
U-Haul Public Relations
(602) 263-6194

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