Honoring Veterans with Memorial Day Events

Thank you for joining us!

It was an honor to pay tribute to our fallen military members and veterans at our beautiful ceremony on May 29. If you couldn’t join us in person, you can watch the event here: https://www.aztv.com/memorialday/

And please remember we need your help at 7 a.m. Sat. June 7 to retrieve, bundle, and store the flags for next year. Sign up in the Honor a Veteran Flag Activity (red box) at the Volunteer for Memorial Day button.


Honor a Veteran - Flag Placement/Retrieval Activity

We invite you to join us as we RETRIEVE the flags on as many graves as possible at the VA National Memorial Cemetery on Saturday, June 3 at 7 a.m. Register below:

Keynote Speaker RJ Mitchell

RJ Mitchell is a U.S. Marine Corp Veteran and an Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran. He holds one of our nation’s highest honors for heroism, which he earned during an insurgent attack in Fallujah, Iraq.

Mitchell, a trained medic, and his colleagues stormed inside a house that Iraqi insurgents were using to lure as many Marines as possible inside to kill them. After bursting inside, he began to render aid to his fellow Marines while directing their rescue under enemy fire. Despite his wounds, he was successful in his efforts to save the men, stop the insurgents and lead by example.

Please join us in welcoming RJ Mitchell as the keynote speaker at this year’s Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 29, 2023 at 8:00am at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona.

Mitchell now works at Arizona Public Service.

The event will include a flyover, wreath presentations, color guards, musical accompaniments by the Army National Guard Band, and much, much more.

Come early as parking spaces fill up quickly. We look forward to seeing you on Memorial Day as we pay respect to those who have given their lives to defend our freedoms.