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Carefree hosting 7th annual Veterans Day ceremony


CAREFREE – The Town of Carefree will be hosting its 7th annual Veterans Day presentation and musical tribute on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 3-5 p.m.  The ceremony will be held in the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion, located in the Carefree Desert Gardens, 101 Easy Street, in Carefree.

The event will feature a mixture of patriotic and military music by Don Morosic and his Main Event Swing Band. Special speakers will include veterans of the armed forces, who will share their experiences from the past. The finale will once again include the bugle call, The Last Post, followed by TAPS on “dueling bugles”.

Barbara Hatch, founder of the Veterans Heritage Project, will be in attendance with students from Cactus Shadows High School, whose VHP chapter is now in the capable hands of two social studies teachers, Steve Mitten and Jake Bombaci. The Heritage Quilt will be on display. Hatch is the proud recipient of the 2012 Arizona History Teacher of the Year award from the State Board of Education and the Copper Sword from the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame, awarded to a civilian who has shown dedication to the military in a significant way. 

Packages from Home will also be present at the Veterans Day event to accept items for shipment to troops serving overseas or donations to help with shipping costs. See more-needed items and learn more about Packages from Home at

The Association of the United States Army will have a representative available to assist any veterans with questions. Mike Wold will introduce Healing Memories for Veterans. 

The Carefree Kiwanis Club will be providing light refreshments with assistance from the Black Mountain Foothills Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. 

Come enjoy the special presentations and join in the opportunity to honor those who have sacrificed for all. For more information, visit or contact (480) 488-3686.