Glendale Chamber Military & Veterans Affairs Committee making history

Thunderbird flag-raising ceremony Nov. 10
Photo by Jeff  Turney

Chris Werder VP Waltz Construction, carries one end of the flag pole that was  installed at the summit Nov. 1 in preparation  for the Nov. 10  flag-raising at Thunderbird Conservation Park in Glendale.

The Glendale Chamber of Commerce Military & Veterans Affairs Committee will be making history at 7 a.m. Nov. 10 by raising a permanent flag atop the highest peak in Glendale. The committee is inviting the community to take part in the special flag-raising ceremony.
The community is invited to participate in a human chain to carry (hand-over-hand) the flag to the newly installed flag pole at Arrowhead Point at Thunderbird Conservation Park, where it will be permanently displayed as a point of pride for residents and visitors alike. The event coincides with Veterans Day weekend and pays tribute to those who have served and are serving in the U.S. armed services. Residents can show their support and patriotism by wearing red, white and blue.
“The Glendale Chamber Military & Veterans Affairs Committee has taken on the responsibility to keep the flag up to code, we will run up the mountain to lower it down to half-staff and when it’s time to raise it back up, we’ll raise it up again,” said Jeff Turney, chair of the Glendale Chamber Military & Veterans Affairs Committee.
While the event is free, donations are being welcomed to help fund the project, as the Glendale Chamber has made a 20-year commitment to properly maintain the flag.
To participate in the ceremony, registration is required. Registration and donations can be made at glendaleazchamber.org/thunderbirdflag, where individuals can also find more information regarding parking, check-in, event schedule and miscellaneous details.

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