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For over 10 years, the plaque on the World War I Veterans Memorial at Wesley Bolin Plaza has been missing. A copy of the logo, similar to the missing plaque, was found in the "Doughboys Bill of Rights" at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum archives.
Arizona became a state on February 14, 1912 and the United States entered World War 1 on April 2, 1917. Arizona lost 127 service members to World War 1.

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World War I Veterans Memorial before restoration.

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What the missing plaque looks like.

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World War I Veterans Memorial after restoration.

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The new plaque.

The missing plaque was discussed in an Arizona Republic article dated September 18, 2017.
The United Arizona Veterans (UAV) and the State of Arizona coordinated the restoration of the missing plaque, which is to be unveiled and rededicated on the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, Sunday, November 11, 2018, at 11 AM.
Armistice Day is remembered every year on 11 November to mark the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany at Compi├Ęgne, France, ceasing the battle on the Western Front of World War I, which took effect at eleven o'clock in the morning. (The "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" of 1918.)
Perch Base members attended Centennial Rededication of the World War I Monument at the Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza in front of the Arizona State Capitol Building on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, November 11, 2018, on the the 100th anniversary of the Armistice ending World War I.

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Perch Base members Jim Denzien (Western District 1 Commander), Howard Doyle (Perch Base Commander), Dan Marks (Perch Base Webmaster) and Carl Miner (Perch Base COB) were at the rededication. Carl was accompanied by his wife, Joan.

November 2018 Armistice Day Photos

Perch Base members Jim Denzien (Western District 1 Commander), Howard Doyle (Perch Base Commander), Dan Marks (Perch Base Webmaster) and Carl Miner (Perch Base COB) were at the rededication. Carl was accompanied by his wife, Joan.

November 2018 Armistice Day Photos

Perch Base members Jim Denzien (Western District 1 Commander), Howard Doyle (Perch Base Commander), Dan Marks (Perch Base Webmaster) and Carl Miner (Perch Base COB) were at the rededication. Carl was accompanied by his wife, Joan.

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Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame Dave Lucier was the Master of Ceremonies.

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The Arizona POW/MIA/KIA Honor Guard presented the Colors.

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Arizona Department of Veterans' Services Director Col. (ret) Wanda Wright honored the Veterans and presented an Armistice Day Proclamation by Governor Doug Ducey.

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Director Nola Barnes, Arizona Department of Administration, honors Col. Wanda Wright.

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LtCol (ret) Bill Simon, founder of the Frank Luke Memorial Museum, discussed history of World War I and 1st Lt Frank Luke, Jr.

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Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame Col. (ret) Honorable Phil Hanson discussed his father's life as a WWI Veteran.

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The ribbon cutting ceremony for the rededication of the WW1 monument.

November 2018 Armistice Day Program
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