You’re invited to attend our Memorial Remembrance at the Mesa Market Place Swap Meet Saturday, May 25 at 10:30 a.m. The event will take place in the middle of the second row, Row B, in the Food Court.
The Motorcycle Color Guard of America will begin the remembrance by presenting the American flag, and will also honor veterans in the audience by presenting flags for the five branches of the Armed Forces. There is nothing like National and Branch Service flags flowing in the breeze behind a motorcycle.
Vietnam Veteran, Medic, and Purple Heart recipient, Chuck Byers will present the Keynote address. Chuck Byers was recently inducted into the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame.
The East Valley Young Marines will perform the ‘Missing Man’ Ceremony and the ‘Twelve-Fold’ Flag Ceremony.
Author Nancy Fassbender will speak about a Pinal County service person, who served and lost his life serving during war. Nancy Fassbender penned, ‘My Fallen Hero,’ about Pinal County service people who gave their lives in wars and conflicts to protect our freedoms.
Both young folks and grownups are invited to write notes and to color pictures to be included in Care Packages for Active Duty Service People in the Middle East, sent by Packages From Home.
Packages From Home sends thousands of care packages to military personnel serving in the Middle East every year, and will not send a package out without including a personal note or picture in it.
All of your creations will be delivered to them to remind our active duty Armed Forces personnel that they are remembered and are appreciated. Many of them are parents, and it means a lot to them to get an original piece of art from a young person. For more information about Packages From Home, go to www.packagesfromhome.org.
Mesa Market Place is open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and is at 10550 E. Baseline Rd., Mesa, AZ 85209, at exit 193 Signal Butte Rd. and Hwy 60. Info: 480-380-5572 and www.mesamarket.com. Fully handicapped accessible. Free Parking, admission, and entertainment.