Master Sergeant Shimkus (left) and Lt. Colonel Simmons (right) with the Sandra Day O’Connor Jr. AFROTC at the Veterans Memorial.
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New pavers at Veterans Memorial honor two veterans


ANTHEM – The military service of United States Air Force Lt. Colonel John "Bart" Simmons and United States Air Force Master Sergeant Michael Shimkus was commemorated at the Anthem Veterans Memorial this past week. Simmons and Shimkus received veteran pavers, each inscribed with their names, ranks, and years of service. The pavers were presented by the Anthem Veterans Memorial Support Team.

Following the paver laying, the senior members of the Sandra Day O'Connor Jr. AFROTC learned about the importance of the Memorial in Anthem and reviewed their responsibilities for the upcoming Veterans Day ceremony. Under the direction of Simmons and Shimkus, the Jr. ROTC has assisted every one of the Memorial Day and Veterans Day ceremonies since and including the Dedication Ceremony, Nov. 11, 2011.