The public is invited to attend the annual Memorial Day Ceremony, “A Day of Remembrance,” honoring the service and sacrifice of veterans who have fallen while serving our great nation. On Memorial Day, Monday, May 30 at 9:00 a.m. at the Anthem Veterans Memorial.
Hosted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 12031, American Legion Post 128, and Daisy Mountain Veterans, with support from the Anthem Community Council. The ceremony is expected to run approximately 45 minutes. Seating and parking are limited and are intended for veterans; attendees are encouraged to arrive early and bring lawn chairs or blankets.
The keynote address will be presented by Lieutenant Colonel Tim Pasquarelli (USA, Retired). Lieutenant Colonel Pasquarelli served in the U.S. Army for 24 years. Pasquarelli is a recipient of several battlefield valor awards and meritorious service awards. His awards also include the Purple Heart for a battlefield wound. He is a recipient of the Combat Infantry Badge, the Parachutist Badge and the Aviators Badge.
Additional ceremony highlights will include the POW/MIA table remembrance ceremony and the Voice of America winning speech by Mary Sannapu. The Musical Theater of Anthem Outreach Group will provide program music. The playing of Taps and ringing of the Memorial Bell honoring those veterans Killed in Action, followed by a moment of silence will close the ceremony.
The Anthem Veterans Memorial is located at Anthem Community Park, 41703 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy.