Flags raised at new Verde Valley Military Service Park
Park’s mission is to honor U.S. military veterans
COTTONWOOD – It was a proud moment for the community when the United States flag was hoisted during the ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday afternoon at the Verde Valley Military Service Park.
The moment completed the first phase of the park, and represented the 22-month-long effort lead by a dedicated group of patriotic Verde Valley and Sedona citizens.
Attendees saluted and placed their hands over the hearts as they said the Pledge of Allegiance. They listened to a bugler play “To the Color” as they watched the Army, Navy, Marine Corp, Air Force, and Coast Guard service flags raise into the sky.
Committee Vice President Ron Luce moderated the event and made introductions, and thanked everyone who had selflessly donated time, money, and materials to make the idea a reality. The committee has received about $117,100 in donations so far.
The Verde Valley Military Service Park’s mission is to honor military veterans of the United States who currently live in the Verde Valley, have lived in the Verde Valley, or have Verde Valley connections, and has honorably served their country.
For more information, visit http://www.verdevalleymilitaryservicepark.com/home.html.