Daisy Mountain Veterans Parade: The Daisy Mountain Veterans are the founders, financiers, and managers of this parade to honor veterans. Always held on the Saturday before Veterans Day, this volunteer-run parade has become one of the premier events in the southwest United States for over a dozen years. Previous parades have honored WWII, Korean, Vietnam, Navajo Code Talkers, Tuskegee Airmen, Gulf War and Desert Storm Veterans, and more. Learn More.
Bingo Nights: On the first and third Friday evening of every month, Veteran Bingo is held the Anthem Civic Building, 3701 West Anthem Way, Suite 202. Early Bird Bingo begins at 6:30 PM with regular Bingo at 7:00 PM. $20.00 includes all games, Veteran Bonus, and 50/50 play. They offer games including regular bingo, blackout, and a variety of other games.
Cash payouts range from $25.00 up to several hundred dollars for the progressive bingo’s. However, you must be 18 years old to play. Snacks are available. Bingo is one of the Daisy Mountain Veteran’s main fundraisers, which allows us to assist Veterans in need. Learn More.
Christmas Ornament Sales: During the Christmas shopping season, the Daisy Mountain Veterans operate a booth during weekends at the Outlet Mall. Their primary function for the booth is to sell retired decorations from the Nations’ Tallest Christmas Tree, located at the Outlet Mall. The ornaments make great decorations indoors and outdoors, souvenirs, and unique gifts. This event also serves as an opportunity for people to join any or all of the Veteran groups in Anthem and to purchase Veteran t-shirts and military service baseball caps.
Incarcerated Women Veterans: Daisy Mountain Veterans are invited quarterly to the Women’s Camp and Federal Prison located near Pioneer AZ to meet with incarcerated Veterans. DMV answers questions about VA Benefits, claim processes and general updates on the Veterans Administration. Many times these incarcerated Women Veterans just need another Veteran to talk to. Visits typically last an hour to an hour and a half.
Aid to Veterans and Their Families: Daisy Mountain Veterans assist veterans and their families, who are undergoing hardships, to find housing, furnishings, transportation, and other services as necessary. Over the past few years, DMV has been involved in presenting cars to many deserving Veterans and their families.
Anthem Rotary Club Partnerships: On May 7, 2016, a foursome of Daisy Mountain Veterans participated in the 12th Annual Golf Classic at Anthem Country Club sponsored by the Anthem Rotary Club. The Daisy Mountain Veteran’s foursome was sponsored by Walmart. Learn More.
Veterans Memorial in Anthem: Memorial Day and Veterans Day Ceremonies are sponsored by the Anthem Community Council, Veterans Memorial Committee, and the Daisy Mountain Veterans. The Daisy Mountain Veterans maintain the flags at the Memorial and participates in various other activities at the memorial; brick laying, memorial services and welcome home for veterans.
Pearl Harbor Day: Daisy Mountain Veterans scheduled ‘wreath laying’ for Memorial Day and Pearl Harbor Day is an opportunity to honor fallen Veterans. They participate in funerals of our members and others who are interned in the National Memorial Cemetery off Cave Creek Road in North Phoenix.
Potlucks: On March 26, 2016, the Par Tee Niners, Nine Hole Ladies Golf League of Anthem held a potluck at Mary Ellen’s Place, managed by Veterans First Ltd. Mary Ellen’s Place offers affordable and safe housing for single Women Veterans. It is run entirely with community donations. www.veteransfirstltd.org
Toys for Tots: Daisy Mountain Veterans have sponsored the United States Marine Corp (U.S.M.C.) Toys for Tots program for twelve years, collecting new, unwrapped toys for distribution among local children. Look for Toys for Tots collection boxes during November/December at the Anthem Outlet Mall and other businesses around Anthem.
Veterans First Ltd (VFL): In partnership with various other Veterans and women’s service organizations, Daisy Mountain Veterans provide logistics, fundraising, and volunteer assistance to Veterans First – a non-profit organization supporting Women Veterans. VFL established and manages Mary Ellen’s Place, a facility with fourteen studio apartments, specifically dedicated to provide housing for single Women Veterans. Veterans First and Mary Ellen’s Place has saved numerous lives.
If a women veteran needs assistance, please click on http://veteransfirstltd.org . VFL assists Women Veterans who are struggling with re-entering their lives after military service or are at-risk of becoming homeless.
Strong Commitment to Schools: Veterans visit local schools annually to participate in Flag Day, Constitution Day, disseminate flag etiquette, and discuss the need for community and military service with students. Daisy Mountain Veterans furnishes meal cards and other financial support to students and their families in the surrounding communities.
Memorial Day: Sponsors a pot luck BBQ for all Daisy Mountain Veterans.
AZ Crew Charity Golf Tournament: Members of the American Legion, VFW, and Daisy Mountain Veterans volunteered at the 15th Annual AZ Crew Charity Golf Tournament held at Gainey Ranch on May 6, 2016 benefiting Veterans First Ltd. The funds help to provide programs, services, and affordable housing for Women Veterans. www.veteransfirstltd.org
JROTC: Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps programs exist in many area schools. Daisy Mountain Veterans work closely with their leaders to help them accomplish their goals. JROTC participate in the Veterans Parade and Veterans Memorial activities. Volunteer opportunities are provided to assist with JROTC volunteer hour requirements.
Youth Publications: Publications provide several materials concerning family, temporary financial assistance, the child welfare foundation, the Children’s Miracle Network, among others.