In commemoration of their service, the Town of Carefree is privileged to host its 10th annual Veterans Day Honor and Celebration on Sunday, Nov. 11, from 3-5 p.m., in the Carefree Desert Gardens, 101 Easy St., at the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion stage.
This year’s celebration will reflect on the 100th anniversary of the Armistice ending World War I and honor those veterans who have participated in this event in previous years.
Speakers will include retired Army Maj. Arden Rowley, a Korean War veteran and POW whose talk is titled "Freedom is Not Free", and retired Air Force Reserve Capt. Suzanna Ausborn, a Gold Star Wives of America member, whose talk is titled "Combat Boots and High Heels".
This year’s event will also feature a mixture of patriotic and military music, with a special rendition of “God Bless America” by Todd Knowles and the Main Event Swing Band, marking the 100th anniversary of the patriotic classic, as well as “The Last Post” on the bugle, followed by “Taps” performed on dueling bugles.
Barbara Hatch, founder of Veterans Heritage Project (VHP), will be in attendance with VHP chapter students from Cactus Shadows High School and Sonoran Trails Middle School. There will be a student exhibit, with books for sale at the event.
For more information call Town Hall at 480.488.3686.