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Escorting AVTT's Traveling Wall into AJ Set up Vietnam Wall, other Memorials and Art Exhibits


VFW Post #7968 ­ Men/Ladies Aux POW/MIA ­ Ex-POW - Harry McLane Gold Star Mothers ­ President - Goldie Murphy American Legion Ladies Aux, Dept AZ ­ Vice President - Deborah Collins American Legion Riders ­ Vice Commander - Fred Manske American Legion Post #27 ­ Commander ­ Denny Hokenson American Legion Post #27 ­ Director ­ Cowboy Bellinger Apache Junction Police Dept ­ Judy Robles Apache Trail Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution ­ Regent Diane Ward Arizona Rangers ­ Co-Treasurer - Wayne Sample East Valley Marines Korean War Vets Association ­ Commander - Lew Bradley Leathernecks ­ MC - David Hoshaw Mesa Vet Center ­ Office Manager ­ Darlene Tryon, MSgt (Ret), USAF Military Order of the Cooties ­ Grand - Fred Stilt Military Order of the Cooties Auxiliary ­ Grand President - Teresa Biasi Military Order of the Purple Heart ­ State Commander - Robert Puskar Old Guard Riders ­ Ronald Eppich Veterans of Foreign Wars ­ Department Commander - Chris Kazakiewicz Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary ­ Department President ­ Ronnie Heinneman Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #12006 ­ Allen Higgins Vietnam Veterans ­ MC ­ Larry Fitzgerald Vietnam Veterans of American, East Valley #1011 ­ Director at Large ­ Michael Marks 27th Infantry Wolfhounds Regiment ­ Larry Milfelt Closing Prayer God Bless America ­ Candi Smith Closing Remarks

POW/MIA Silent March/Ceremony SATURDAY, 14 MAR 09

5:00 pm Staging for Walk (Front parking lot, near Idaho Rd) Distribution of flags 5:20 pm Walk to the Wall Invocation ­ MC ­ Frank Page Guest Speaker ­ Jeff Frain SAL National Child Welfare Chairman Ceremonial Blessing ­ Navajo Medicine Man ­ Francis Mitchell Black Balloon Release Come for Me ­ Linda Page Bag Piper ­ Michael Demik Wind Beneath My Wings ­ Kathy Lee DuCharme


Student/School Tours Public Visitation 4:00 pm ­ Welcome Public


11:00 am - Opening Ceremony Opening Remarks ­ MC - Frank Page Posting of the Colors ­ Motorcycle Color Guard of America ­ Richard Callahan Opening Prayer Pledge of Allegiance National Anthem ­ Candi Smith V.I.P. Introductions Proclamation Reading Apache Junction Mayor ­ John Insalaco AVTT Representative ­ Steve Doty Mesa Vet Center Team Leader ­ Patrick Ryan Veterans of Foreign Wars Department Commander ­ Chris Kozakiewicz Military Order of the Purple Heart State Commander ­ Robert Puskar Department of Veterans Services Director ­ Joey Strickland God Bless the USA ­ Candi Smith


10:00 am ­ Protestant Service ­ Katherine Shindel, Ch, Col (Ret), USAF 11:00 am ­ Memorial Service 2:00 pm ­ Honor Ride to the Wall (Stage for all at VFW Post #7968 ­ 725 W Apache Trail, Apache Junction AZ) Kick stands up at 2:00 pm Travel to the Wall ­ Special Parking Ceremony ­ American Veterans Traveling Tribute Tribute Honor Ride ­ In Front of Wall ­ Vietnam Veterans, MC President, Larry Fitzgerald, CSM (Ret), Army

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American Veterans Traveling Tribute Proudly sponsored by: City of Apache Junction and Parks & Recreation; VFW Post #7968 & Men/Ladies Auxiliaries; American Legion Riders #27; American Legions #27, #83, #107; Knights of Columbus #384; Korean War Vets Association ­ Arden Rowley Chapter; Patriots of Apache Junction; Sons of American Legions #26, #27, #35, #107, #129; VFW Post #720; VFW Post #9399 & Men/Ladies Auxiliaries; Art Bernal; Darlene Tryon, MSgt (Ret) USAF; Darline Olsen & Friends; In Memory of Robert D. Marten Family; Robert Szopinski; Royce Hilton; Sharon L. Alley; Tom Garney; Action Golf Cart Rental; Apache Junction Flowers; Apache Junction Mortuary; Apache Junction Mounted Rangers; Apache Junction News; Apache Junction Police Department; Arizona Kawasaki; Beaudry RV; First Choice Class; General Dynamics; Hohokam Children of the American Society; Home Depot; Hopi Postal Workers; Kiwanis Club; Lowes; O Premium Water; Paw's 4 Life; Razzle Dazzle Flowers; Republican Club; Safeway Foods; SAL Special Events; Treasurer Hunters of Apache Junction;


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