The Veterans War Memorial at the Glendale Public Library, also known as the USS Arizona Memorial, is a significant tribute to the men and women who have served in the U.S. military. The memorial includes pieces of the USS Arizona, which was sunk during the attack on Pearl Harbor, and honors all divisions of the armed services. The memorial serves as a reminder of the sacrifices made by the brave men and women who have served our country and the importance of honoring and remembering them.
Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for honoring and mourning the U.S. military personnel who have died while serving in the United States armed forces. In Glendale, Arizona, Memorial Day is commemorated by various activities and events. Many people choose to spend the day with family and friends, enjoying backyard barbecues or other outdoor activities such as camping, fishing, and golfing.
However, there are also events that pay tribute to those who have served and made the ultimate sacrifice. The 3rd Annual Memorial Day Hike is a great opportunity to come together and celebrate the lives of servicemen and women who have given their all for our freedoms. The hike takes place at Thunderbird Conservation Park Trail, located at 5486 West Pinnacle Peak Road in Glendale, AZ 85310. The event is open to veterans, active and reserve military personnel, civilians, and service animals. Proceeds from the event benefit the Gary Sinise Foundation and Comicare.
Apart from the hike, there are also other events happening in Glendale and around the valley on Memorial Day. The National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, aka Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery, which is located in Phoenix, Arizona, with over 78,000 veterans and their spouses who are memorialized at the site will have it’s ceremony at 8 a.m. with Keynote speaker RJ Mitchell who is a U.S. Marine Corp Veteran. This event will include a flyover, wreath presentation, color guards, music by the Army National Guard Band.
A new splash pad will be open on Memorial Day weekend. It is located near 55th and Sweetwater at Sunset Palms Park. Splash pads Open at 11a.m. and this one is located near the homes at Marshall Ranch, Mission Groves and Thunderbird Paseo Condominiums in Glendale.
In conclusion, Memorial Day is a time to remember and honor those who have given their lives in service to our country. The Veterans War Memorial at the Glendale Public Library serves as a reminder of the sacrifices made by these brave men and women. There are various events and activities to participate in on Memorial Day in Glendale, but the most important thing is to take a moment to reflect and pay tribute to those who have served and made the ultimate sacrifice.
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