Scottsdale commemorates Veterans Day
Nov. 1, 2011
Contact: Janet Secor, Mayor’s Office, (480) 312-7977, jsecor@ScottsdaleAZ.gov
Arizona Veteran Hall of Famer headlines Veterans Day Commemoration
More city-sponsored events announced
Lt. Col. (Ret.) Carol Jeannine Dahl, a 2010 Arizona Veteran Hall of Fame recipient and Scottsdale resident, will be the keynote speaker at the city’s annual Veterans Day Commemoration. The event begins at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, southeast corner of Scottsdale and Indian Bend roads. It is free and open to the public.
The Veterans Hall of Fame is considered one of the greatest distinctions awarded by the Governor of Arizona to honorably discharged military veterans for accomplishments performed outside of their military service that provide inspiration to other veterans. Among the 20 inductees of the class of 2010, Dahl is the only veteran who worked as a nurse and nurse educator. She served in the U.S. Army Reserves for 20 years, including Operation Desert Storm. After retirement, Dahl volunteered with the American Red Cross, working in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and Hurricane Katrina.
Dahl, a faculty emeritus of the ASU College of Nursing & Health Innovation, served on the faculty from 1977-1981 and 1989-1995. She retired in 1995 as an associate professor and associate dean for community resources and extended education.
The 108th Army National Guard Band kicks off the program at 3 p.m. with patriotic music. The formal program begins at 3:30 p.m.
Other scheduled speakers include Vice Mayor Linda Milhaven, Arizona Army National Guard Lt. Col. John Burk, Congressman David Schweikert and Scottsdale Unified School District Service Learning student Sofi Collis, a senior at Saguaro High School. Other participants include the Police and Fire department Honor Guards, Police Explorers and Bugler Gil Gifford.
More city-sponsored events:
• Thursday, Nov. 10, 10:30 a.m.: Local historian and author Joan Fudala will present “A Salute to Scottsdale’s Veterans and Scottsdale’s Role as a Homefront during Wartime.” The free program will be at the Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Road. Those wanting to stay for lunch must register by calling (480) 312-1724.
• Friday, Nov. 11, 11 a.m.: Scottsdale’s VFW Post 3513 will host a Veterans Day event at Scottsdale City Hall, Chaplain Statue, 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd. The program is free and open to the public. For details, contact Terry Dalton, VFW Post 3513 at (480) 947-0553.