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The Town of Gilbert, AZ, invited Perch Base back for their 2016 Veterans Day Ceremony. We took the USS Phoenix float to the Municipal Center for a static display on Thursday, November 10, 2016.
They say, "There's no such thing as a free lunch," but local restaurants fed us, too!

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2016 Gilbert Veterans Day Photos

The 4th Graders from Settlers Point Elementary, led by Stephanie Usrey and Sandra Hendrickson, entertained us.

2016 Gilbert Veterans Day Photos

The Williams Field High School Symphonic Band entertained the crowd with patriotic music prior to the ceremony.

2016 Gilbert Veterans Day Photos

The Williams Field High School Symphonic Band, led by Mr. Bob Edgar, Director, entertained the crowd with patriotic music prior to the ceremony.

2016 Gilbert Veterans Day Photos

Jim Lykins, US Vietnam War Army Veteran was the Master of Ceremonies.

2016 Gilbert Veterans Day Photos

Color Guards from the Town of Gilbert Fire Department, American Legion, and Korean War Veterans present the Colors.

2016 Gilbert Veterans Day Photos

Color Guards from the Town of Gilbert Fire Department, American Legion, and Korean War Veterans present the Colors.

2016 Gilbert Veterans Day Photos

Color Guards from the Town of Gilbert Fire Department, American Legion, and Korean War Veterans present the Colors.

2016 Gilbert Veterans Day Photos

The Higley High School District ROTC presents the Setting of the MIA/POW Table.

2016 Gilbert Veterans Day Photos

The Higley High School District ROTC presents the history of the Battle Field Cross.

2016 Gilbert Veterans Day Photos

The Higley High School District ROTC presents the history of the Battle Field Cross.

2016 Gilbert Veterans Day Photos

The Town of Gilbert Mayor, the Honorable Jenn Daniels, addresses the audience.

2016 Gilbert Veterans Day Photos

The Town of Gilbert Mayor, the Honorable Jenn Daniels, presents a Veterans Day Proclamation.

2016 Gilbert Veterans Day Photos

The Town of Gilbert Mayor, the Honorable Jenn Daniels, presents a Veterans Day Proclamation.

2016 Gilbert Veterans Day Photos

Army Sergeant Joseph Wheaton, of Phoenix, selected as the 2015 NFL-TILLMAN SCHOLAR by the National Football League (NFL) and the Pat Tillman Foundation was the Keynote Speaker.

2016 Gilbert Veterans Day Photos

The Gilbert Mayor, the Honorable Jenn Daniels, presents a plaque of appreciation to the Keynote Speaker, Joseph Wheaton.

2016 Gilbert Veterans Day Photos

Retiring the Colors by the ROTC.

2016 Gilbert Veterans Day Photos

The Gilbert Fire and Police Department Ceremonial Pipes and Drums concludes the ceremony.

2016 Gilbert Veterans Day Photos

The event program. Left-click to open complete PDF.

2016 Gilbert Veterans Day Photos

Several examples of cute Thank You cards handed to veterans by students of the Gateway Baptist Academy.

2016 Gilbert Veterans Day Photos

Several examples of cute Thank You cards handed to veterans by students of the Gateway Baptist Academy.

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