Sunday, November 9th, 2:25 pm

The 9th Annual Celebration of Veterans will be held on Sunday, November 9th at Gold Canyon United Methodist Church, 6640 S. Kings Ranch Road, Gold Canyon. The program will begin at 2:25pm, and refreshments will be served following the program.  All Veterans are also encouraged to wear their uniforms.

Special music will be provided by: The Housers, Agape Brass, Don Engbrecht, Gary Sauerbrunn, George Staerkel, a community choir consisting of Baptist, Lutheran, and Methodist churches, as well as a selection by the Apache Junction High School Choir.  In addition, a medley of Armed Forces Service songs will be played and all Veterans and family members will be invited to stand during the playing of their particular melody.

Young people will participate in several specific ways. The Color Guard will be from the Army JROTC from Skyline High School. Following the program in the Church Sanctuary, there will be an American Flag retirement ceremony lead by members of Girl Scout Troop 1540, assisted by members of Cub Scout Pack 638, and Boy Scout Troops 219 and 301.

Donations are welcomed for the “Returning Warriors Fund”. Please make checks payable to Carl Hayden VA Medical Center. Mark Memo: GPF #9914. All funds are used for personal needs of returning veterans. Attendees are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to help the Gold Canyon Community Food Bank.  For additional information, please contact Dr. Brad Bryant.