Memorial Day is much more than just a three-day weekend. At its heart, it is a time-honored opportunity to focus and pay tribute to those who served in our American armed forces. More than a good excuse for a backyard barbecue, it’s a chance to honor the memory of those who sacrificed their lives for this nation and our freedoms, and the opportunity to say thanks to all those, past and present, who have served.
One of the keystones of Fountain Hills is the Veterans Memorial at Fountain Park, created with the support of local veterans’ organizations. A beautiful tribute to the individuals as well as the conflicts, the Memorial is the site of several remembrances and celebrations throughout the year.
This year’s Memorial Day Remembrance will be held on Monday, May 28th, 2018 at 9:00 am. Hosted by the American Legion, the ceremony will acknowledge and highlight the town’s commitment and dedication to our military veterans. This year’s keynote speaker will be Susan Kee, a Korean War advocate, whose life purpose is to find and thank America’s Korean War veterans. She has dedicated her life to teaching Korean War history, and to raise awareness of the 8,000 Americans that are still missing in action from the Korean War.
Come join the crowd, salute the flag proudly as it is presented by the American Legion Post 58 Color Guard, and reflect on all the reasons you love this country…all while enjoying the beauty of our community and fountain in the background.