Glendale's 14th Veterans Day Ceremony set for Nov. 11
by Glendale Chamber of Commerce on November 2nd, 2016

​Kim Larson Special to Independent Newsmedia

The city of Glendale and the Glendale Chamber of Commerce Military & Veterans Affairs Committee invite the public to attend the 14th annual Veterans Day Ceremony at 9 a.m. Nov. 11 at the Glendale Main Library Auditorium, 5959 W. Brown St.

The ceremony will begin inside the library auditorium with special keynote speaker, Chief Master Sergeant John Sawyer of the 56th Operations Group at Luke Air Force Base. Glendale dignitaries and local veterans’ organizations are invited to attend. Following the keynote speaker, the ceremony will continue outside on the lawn of the library, adjacent to the Glendale Veterans Memorial, and include a flag raising, with an American flag, an Arizona State flag and a POW/MIA flag.

Commissioned by the Glendale Public Art Program with major funding through the city's 1 percent for Art Fund, artist Joe Tyler’s memorial is officially titled “For Every Drop of Blood—For Every Life Devoted.” For details about the memorial, visit

In addition, members of the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary will offer balloons for attendees to release at the conclusion of the event with a special note attached in honor of Arizona’s service men and women.

Special thanks to Ret. Master Sgt. Wayne Crusinberry and the Glendale Veterans Memorial Association, who were instrumental in the creation and continued success of this ceremony.

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided. Please note that the Glendale Main Library itself will be closed for the holiday, although the auditorium wing will be open for this event. For more information, call the Glendale Public Art Program at 623-930-3557. Additional information is available online at

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