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Several Perch Base members attended the 2018 Town of Gilbert, AZ Veterans Day Ceremony on November 8, 2018, at the Gilbert Municipal Center.
They say, "There's no such thing as a free lunch," but local restaurants fed us, too!

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2018 Gilbert Veterans Day Photos

The Town of Gilbert gave each veteran a challenge coin.

2018 Gilbert Veterans Day Photos

Perch Base members Doug La Rock, Dan Marks, Ray Marshall and John Zaichkin attended the ceremony.

2018 Gilbert Veterans Day Photos

Perch Base members Doug La Rock, Dan Marks, Ray Marshall and John Zaichkin attended the ceremony.

2018 Gilbert Veterans Day Photos

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

2018 Gilbert Veterans Day Photos

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

2018 Gilbert Veterans Day Photos

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

2018 Gilbert Veterans Day Photos

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

2018 Gilbert Veterans Day Photos

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

2018 Gilbert Veterans Day Photos

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

2018 Gilbert Veterans Day Photos

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

2018 Gilbert Veterans Day Photos

The Campo Verde High School Advanced Vocal Ensemble, led by Mr. Matthew Flora, Director, sang the National Anthem.

2018 Gilbert Veterans Day Photos

The Gilbert High School AFJROTC presents the Setting of the MIA/POW Table (Navy.)

2018 Gilbert Veterans Day Photos

The Gilbert High School AFJROTC presents the Setting of the MIA/POW Table (Army.)

2018 Gilbert Veterans Day Photos

The Gilbert High School AFJROTC presents the Setting of the MIA/POW Table (Marine Corps.)

2018 Gilbert Veterans Day Photos

The Gilbert High School AFJROTC presents the Setting of the MIA/POW Table (Air Force.)

2018 Gilbert Veterans Day Photos

The Gilbert High School AFJROTC presents the Setting of the MIA/POW Table (Coast Guard.)

2018 Gilbert Veterans Day Photos

The Higley Unified School District AFJROTC presents the history of the Battle Field Cross (driving the rifle.)

2018 Gilbert Veterans Day Photos

The Higley Unified School District AFJROTC presents the history of the Battle Field Cross (placing the helmet & dog tags.)

2018 Gilbert Veterans Day Photos

The Higley Unified School District AFJROTC presents the history of the Battle Field Cross (placing the boots.)

2018 Gilbert Veterans Day Photos

The Higley Unified School District AFJROTC presents the history of the Battle Field Cross.

2018 Gilbert Veterans Day Photos

Veterans of each service stand as their service song is played.

2018 Gilbert Veterans Day Photos

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

2018 Gilbert Veterans Day Photos

The Town of Gilbert Mayor, the Honorable Jenn Daniels, presents the Proclamation of Veterans Day to Gilbert American Legion Service Officer Ernest Lane, Jr.

2018 Gilbert Veterans Day Photos

Lieutenant Colonel Freddie J. Blish (USMC, ret) presents the keynote address.

2018 Gilbert Veterans Day Photos

The Higley Unified School District AFJROTC retires the colors.

2018 Gilbert Veterans Day Photos

The Higley Unified School District AFJROTC retires the colors.

2018 Gilbert Veterans Day Photos

The Gilbert Fire Department Ceremonial Team plays the Pipes and Drums.

2018 Gilbert Veterans Day Photos

The Gilbert Fire Department Ceremonial Team plays the Pipes and Drums.

2018 Gilbert Veterans Day Photos

The Gilbert Civic Center World Trade Center Memorial.
(More at Gilbert website, https://www.gilbertaz.gov/about-us/9-11-memorial.)

2018 Gilbert Veterans Day Photos

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

2018 Gilbert Veterans Day Photos

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

2018 Gilbert Veterans Day Photos

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

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