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Posted: Saturday, May 26, 2007 6:13 am | Updated: 6:48 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

ASU CARILLON TRIBUTE: Arizona State University’s Symphonic Carillon is a memorial to those in the ASU community who gave their lives in service to their country. Their names will be read at noon Wednesday in front of the Memorial Union on the Tempe campus.

Accompanying the reading of the names will be live patriotic music by ASU’s Carillonneurs. The ASU Carillon Society has names from World War I, World War II and Vietnam.

A student committee led by Brittany Chavez is searching for names from Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Persian Gulf War and Iraq.

The Carillon Society plans to publish a booklet with biographical information and photos, if available, of those who sacrificed their lives. Anyone with names, photos or biographies can call (480) 965-4821 or e-mail



The American Legion, William Bloys Post 2, Unit 2, Squadron 2 and Chapter 2, along with VFW and VFW Ladies Auxiliary 3632, will be hosting two Memorial Day services on Monday.

The first service will be 9 a.m. at Resthaven Park Cemetery, 4310 E. Southern Ave., Phoenix. The second will be 10 a.m. at Double Butte Cemetery, 2505 W. Broadway Road, Tempe. Everyone is welcome to join the group after services at 11:30 a.m. for a potluck dinner at the Post Home, 2125 S. Industrial Park Ave., Tempe. Information: (480) 967-2968 or e-mail



Memorial Day observances will be 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Road. The ceremony will include a flyover by Air Force jets, patriotic songs performed by Sgt. 1st Class Vernon West and the 108th Army Band, a parade of colors, placing of wreaths and rifle volleys. Information: (480) 513-3600 or



Mariposa Gardens Memorial Park will host a Memorial Day service at 2 p.m. Monday in the chapel, 6747 E. Broadway Road. There will be bagpipe solos, speakers, a rifle salute and a dove release. American Legion Post 129 and Korean War Veterans will be post the colors and exit for laying of the wreath.

Information: (480) 830-4422.


The city of Mesa, VFW 1760 and American Legion Post 26 will host a Memorial Day Service at 10 a.m. Monday at City of Mesa Cemetery, 1212 N. Center St., Mesa.

There will be speeches, a wreath and arms presentation, a silent salute, a 21-gun salute and the playing of taps.

Information: (480) 644-4695.



Mathew B. Juan Post 35 of the American Legion and its Auxiliary will host the annual Memorial Day services at 9 a.m. Monday at Valley of the Sun Memorial Park, 10940 E. Chandler Heights Road. The Chandler VFW Post 7401 and American Legion Post 91 and their Auxiliary will also participate. The Post will also hold a pot luck at 1 p.m. at the post home, 2240 W. Chandler Blvd.

Information: (480) 821-0002.



The Gilbert Historical Museum and the American Legion Post 39 will host a Memorial Day service at 9 a.m. Monday at the museum, 10 S. Gilbert Road. Gilbert Mayor Steve Berman will speak. The 60-member Ahwatukee Foothills Concert Band will perform. There will be a wreath laying and flag ceremony with different branches of the military recognized. The museum will stay open until noon with free admission.

Information: (602) 291-1142.



Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, Elk’s Lodge and Knights of Columbus organizations are presenting Memorial Day services at two locations in the Scottsdale area.

The first event, at 9 a.m. Monday, will be at Camelback Cemetery, 6800 E. McDonald, in Paradise Valley. Paradise Valley Police Chief John Wintersteen will speak.

The second event, at 10:30 a.m., will be at Scottsdale Civic Center mall, 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd. Scottsdale Mayor Mary Manross and Col. Jack Ruffing will speak.

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