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Tempe veterans update

City of Tempe veterans update 

20 years later, Tempe commemorates those lost on 9/11 at Healing Field 

In memory of those who perished 20 years ago on September 11, 2001, the Exchange Club of Tempe, along with the City of Tempe’s support, presented the Healing Field® tribute at Tempe Beach Park over the weekend.

People from across the Valley paid tribute to the fallen by walking through the nearly 3,000 flags.

Each flag had a story attached to it, introducing patrons to the people we lost that day. Hundreds of volunteers, including several ROTC groups, put up and removed all the flags.

Pat Tillman Veterans Center celebrates 10th anniversary

Arizona State University’s Pat Tillman Veterans Center marks its 10th anniversary this month. Director of Student Success & Partnerships and Tempe Veterans Commission member Michelle Loposky says, “ASU Pat Tillman Veterans Center prides itself on being much more than a center processing students’ GI Bill Education benefits. We are about success, empowerment, and engagement.” 

For more on the Pat Tillman Veterans Center visit its website.

Military tribute banners still available to honor Tempe veterans

The City of Tempe and Downtown Tempe Authority will honor veterans in a unique way this November with Military Tribute Banners. Family members, friends or businesses can apply by sending in a photo along with information about their veteran. The veteran’s name and image will be printed on a banner that will be hung on the iconic lamp posts in downtown Tempe throughout November. There will be a fee to participate and the banners will be returned to their sponsors. 

Banners will be selected on a first come first serve basis as there is a limited number of banner space in downtown. For more information, please contact Julie C Kent julie@downtowntempe.com

Veterans Upward Bound program

The Veterans Upward Bound program at Arizona State University seeks to provide support for veterans that are first generation students, low income or disabled as they navigate their post-secondary education. Academic coaching, planning sessions and more are available to veterans seeking to pursue an education at a two or four-year institution. Learn more.

Tempe Veterans Day Parade on Nov. 11

The annual Tempe Veterans Day Parade returns to Mill Avenue this year! Bring the whole family to join in the patriotic fun of this hometown tradition.  
When: Thursday, Nov. 11, 9 a.m. 
Where: Mill Avenue 

Mayor Corey Woods attends Veterans Commission Meeting

Mayor Corey Woods was in attendance for the Aug. 3 Veterans Commission meeting. Mayor Woods shared his vision for partnering with the commission on ways to promote veteran resources, programs and needs. Learn more about the work the commission is doing by visiting this page.

City of Tempe Public Information Officer
Melissa Quillard

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