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Saturday
October 19

Mesa Market Place Military Day Event:
Mesa Market Place Military Day Event to be held on Saturday, October 19, 2017, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
The Mesa Market Place is located on Baseline Rd, just south of the Superstition Highway (US-60) and Signal Butte Rd (Exit 193.)
10550 E Baseline Rd, Mesa, AZ 85209
(Left-click address, above, for a Google map to the Mesa Market Place.)
Perch Base will display the USS Phoenix float in a static display.
There will be a Beirut Barracks Remembrance at 11:00 am. The POW MIA KIA Honor Guard will officiate and lead the remembrance.
See the Event Program HERE.

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Thursday
November 7

Gilbert Veterans Day Ceremony:
Gilbert's Veterans Day Ceremony to be held on Thursday, November 7, 2019, at 11 a.m. in Gilbert, Arizona.
Town of Gilbert Municipal Center, just south of Warner Road.
50 E Civic Center Dr, Gilbert, AZ 85296
(Left-click address, above, for a Google map to Gilbert Municipal Center.)
Perch Base will display the USS Phoenix float in the static display as in previous years. Last year's photos show the event was awesome.
This year's Key Note Speaker will be be Lieutenant General Jeffrey W. Talley. Lieutenant General Jeffrey W. Talley is a retired United States Army General and a Global Fellow for the IBM Center for the Business of Government. He was the 32nd Chief of Army Reserve (CAR) and 7th Commanding General, United States Army Reserve Command (USARC.)
Admission is free. Thanks to the support of local Gilbert restaurants, a free lunch will be served following the ceremony. Beverages will also be available at no charge, thanks to the donations of event sponsors.

Staging 9:30-10 a.m.
Music 11 a.m.
Ceremony 11:30 a.m.

Saturday
November 9

Daisy Mountain Veterans Parade:
PERCH BASE USSVI SUBMARINERS WILL BE THIS YEAR'S GRAND MARSHAL!
(REMINDER: No meeting at Dillons)
The 15th Annual Daisy Mountain Veterans Parade will be held on November 9, 2019, in Anthem beginning at 10 a.m. The parade is free and open to the public. Parade route begins at Gavilan Peak Parkway and ends at the Community Center. Perch Base will tow the USS Phoenix float in the parade as in previous years.
Staging area is in the Cross of Christ Church parking lot.
39808 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy, Anthem, AZ 85086
(Left-click address, above, for a Google map to Cross of Christ Church.)
Access to the staging area will not be permitted after about 8:30 AM.
Assuming you are traveling north on I-17 from Phoenix, you can access the staging area by taking the Daisy Mountain Road exit (Exit # 227) and turning right at the end of the exit ramp. Take the first left turn bay in about 0.3 mile into the Circle K. There is parking behind the Circle K.
This link to the official parade map shows additional parking locations if you arrive late, or parking is full, but you will have to walk farther to the staging area.
The parade in Black Canyon City is not yet confirmed, but some of us are "hackers" and will still travel the additional 15 miles to the Rock Springs Cafe for pie (or whatever you crave,) after the Anthem Parade. Join us!
Here's some pictures from last year's Anthem/Daisy Mountain veterans' parade.

Staging in Anthem at 8 a.m.
Roll at 10 a.m.

Monday
November 11

Phoenix Veterans Day Parade:
The Phoenix Veterans Day Parade presented by the non-profit Honoring Arizona’s Veterans (HAV) on November 11th, 2019 at 11AM.
Organizers anticipate 2,500 participants in the parade with floats, bands, marching units, more and 45,000 spectators along the parade route, and eight Veteran Grand Marshals, representing each era of military service from World War II to present day.
The parade starts at Montebello and Central runs southbound, then turns East on Camelback Road, and then turns South on 7th Street and de-stages at Indian School Road.
As in previous years, we will stage the USS Phoenix and the "People Trailer" in the rear parking lot of the Firestone Tire Store at the south-east corner of Osborn and 3rd Avenue at 8:00 a.m.
241 W Osborn Rd Phoenix, AZ 85013-3942
(Left-click address, above, for a Google map to the Firestone Tire Store staging area.)
We will then load up and ride to the North Phoenix Baptist Church where the parade starts.
5757 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012
(Left-click address, above, for a Google map to the North Phoenix Baptist Church.)
We expect to be lined up between 9:30 and 10:00 AM and the parade will roll at 11:00 AM.

Click here to view last year's photos.

Staging at 8:00 AM,
Roll at 9:30 AM

Saturday
December 7

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day:
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day ceremony to be held on Saturday, December 7, 2019, from 10:55 AM to 12:30 PM at the
Wesley Bolin Plaza
17th St & Washington, Phoenix, AZ
(Left-click address, above, for a Google map to Wesley Bolin Plaza.)
Perch Base members will place two wreaths, one for the Submarine Veterans of World War II and the other for the United States Submarine Veterans (USSVI).
Participants are asked to arrive at 9:30 AM.
Here's some pictures from last year's Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day ceremony.
Details will be provided closer to the event.

9:30 AM
to
12:30 PM

Saturday
December 14

December Monthly General Meeting:
Join us at 1200 hours (noon if you’ve been out a while.) at Dillon's Restaurant,
20585 North 59th Ave, Glendale, AZ 85308-6821
(Left-click address, above, for a Google map to Dillon's.)
Come at 1100 for time to "socialize."

Noon

Sunday
Aug 23, 2020
to
Sunday
Aug 30, 2020

2020 USSVI National Convention:
The Tucson Base is hosting the 2020 National Convention in Tucson, Arizona.
The Convention will be held from 23-30 Aug, 2020. Registration and the hotel room block are now available on the convention website: ussviconvention.org/2020/.
The host hotel is the the Hilton El Conquistador, 10000 North Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ 85704. The cut-off date for the Room Block is July 20, 2020.
We will have all the standard fare including the Welcome Aboard Party, ISA/USA Meeting, Desert Museum Raptor Show, Holland Club Breakfast, a tour of the Pima Air and Space Museum, Casino Night, Line Dancing instruction, Biosphere tour, Men's and Ladies Luncheons, Tolling of the Boats Ceremony, and Awards Banquet.
The Tucson Base is also looking for volunteers from our Perch Base for assistance. Contact Jim Denzien, Dennis Ottley, or Vic Van Horn to help.

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