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Wednesday
September 27

Richard Kunze Inurnment Service:
The inurnment service for Richard Kunze will be conducted at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona on Cave Creek Road.
23029 N. Cave Creek Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85024
(Left-click address, above, for a Google map to the cemetery.)
The service will include full Navy honors.
We will meet for lunch following the inurnment at Mimi’s Cafe (Desert Ridge) at 11:00 AM.
21001 N Tatum Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050
(Left-click address, above, for a Google map to Mimi's Cafe.)

10:00 AM

Saturday
October 14

October 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

Saturday
October 28

Billy Moore Days Parade:
Save the date - more details will follow.
Billy Moore Days Parade celebrates the rich history of Avondale and the Southwest Valley.
Perch Base has been invited for our first time to participate is this parade.
The parade begins at 10:00 am. The route begins at Litchfield and Western Avenue, travels east on Western to 5th Street where it turns north and ends at Agua Fria High School.
The staging area is in the employee parking lot across from the old Lockheed Martin facility on the east side of Litchfield Road (Just south of Western Ave.)
1300 S Litchfield Rd, Goodyear, AZ 85338
(Left-click address, above, for a Google map to the staging area.)
Take Litchfield Road south off of I-10 past the traffic lights at Auto Drive and Van Buren to the next traffic light which is Western Ave on the left and Yuma Road on the right. Continue past the Goodyear Tire Store to the SECOND entrance into the large parking lot on your left and park in the back or right side after entering.
The parade entries will be on the left side of that driveway.
There will be a shuttle bus from the destaging area back to this lot at the end of the parade. There is a good chance those riding in vehicles will be able to go directly back to the staging area without offloading passengers.
Read more about the parade at http://billymooredays.com/parade/.
Here's some pictures from last year's Billy Moore Days Parade.

Staging at 9 a.m.
Roll at 10 a.m.

Saturday
November 4

Daisy Mountain and Black Canyon City Veterans Parades:
Save the date - more details will follow.
Daisy Mountain Veterans Parade to be held on November 4, 2017, at 10 a.m. in Anthem, Arizona. Perch Base will tow the USS Phoenix float in the parade as in previous years. This year’s parade will honor Women Veterans. The parade is free and open to the public.
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 last year's 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.
Here's some pictures from last year's Anthem/Daisy Mountain veterans' parade.
After Anthem, we expect to go up to Black Canyon City (not yet confirmed) for their parade.
The 3:00 PM start time in Black Canyon City gives us time to stop at the Rock Springs Cafe for pie on the way.
35769 Old Black Canyon Hwy, Black Canyon City, AZ 85324
(Left-click address, above, for a Google map to Rock Springs Cafe.)
Assuming you are headed north on I-17, take the exit ramp 242 (Rock Springs/Black Canyon City.) At the end of the ramp (Velda Rose Road,) turn left and cross over I-17 and turn left (south) on the Old Black Canyon Hwy. The Rock Springs Cafe is 0.4 miles on the right.
To get to the staging area from the Rock Springs Cafe, go back (left) on the Old Black Canyon Hwy for 0.9 miles (you will go past Velda Rose Road this time) to the next right, which is Oasis Road. Turn right onto Oasis Road which is the staging area.
19394 Oasis Dr, Black Canyon City, AZ 85324
(Left-click address, above, for a Google map to the staging area.)
Here's some pictures from last year's Black Canyon City veterans' parade.

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

Thursday
November 9

Sierra Verde Elementary School:
More details coming later.
This will be a static display with the USS Phoenix (SSN-702) for the school's Veteran's Day celebration during which they instill a sense of honor and duty to our veterans. The Sierra Verde Elementary School is located at:
7241 W Rose Garden Ln, Glendale, AZ 85308
(Left-click address, above, for a Google map to the school.)

9 AM

Saturday
November 11

Phoenix Veterans Day Parade:
The Phoenix Veterans Day Parade will be presented by Honoring Arizona’s Veterans on November 11th, 2017 @ 11AM. 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.
That's all we know, so far! Click here to view last year's photos.

Staging TBD,
Roll at 11 AM

Thursday
December 7

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day:
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day ceremony to be held on Thursday, December 7, 2017, from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM (tentative) 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).
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 9

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
Oct 21, 2018
to
Sunday
Oct 28, 2018

2018 Convention Cruise:
Save the date (and start saving your money!) for the 2018 USSVI National Convention Cruise.
The cruise will depart from Ft. Lauderdale, FL on the Holland America Line's ms Nieuw Amsterdam with scheduled stops at:
Half Moon Cay, Bahamas
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Georgetown, Grand Cayman
and Cozumel, Mexico
then returning to Ft. Lauderdale, FL. (Sounds like an AUTEC run)
Get details and place reservations at http://www.ussvicruise.com/
The 2019 Convention will be in Austin, TX.

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