June 19, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Nikki Ripley, City of Tempe, 480-350-8846
Tempe, AZ – This Independence Day, Valley residents are invited to view a moving tribute to the 144 Arizonans who gave their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The Honor Walk Foundation, the City of Tempe and Tempe Marketplace are proud to bring the “Remembering Our Fallen” exhibit to the community from June 29 through July 7. Made of five 10-foot panels, the traveling exhibit features photos, biographical information and personal mementos of the 144 Arizona residents who died serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.
The exhibit will be located in an air-conditioned space on the west side of the Tempe Marketplace District, directly across from Gap. Visitors can view the exhibit during mall hours, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Hours on July 4 are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
An opening ceremony for the exhibit will be held Friday, June 28, from 5-7 p.m. at Tempe Marketplace, 2000 E. Rio Salado Parkway. A color guard and brief program will begin at 6 p.m.
“Remembering Our Fallen is a moving patriotic tribute to the Arizona citizen soldiers who gave their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan,” said Honor Walk Foundation Director Denis Day. “We’re very grateful to the City of Tempe, Bellevue University and our sponsors at Circle K Stores for making this possible.”
Tempe City Councilmember Robin Arredondo-Savage said she is thankful to Vestar and Tempe Marketplace for allowing the exhibit to be displayed.
“It is a tremendous honor to host this tribute in Tempe and the timing around July 4th could not be more fitting,” she said. “As a veteran myself, I find this exhibit to be incredibly moving and a way to remember those who gave so much for our country.”
About the Honor Walk Foundation
The Honor Walk Foundation is an Arizona-based non-profit organization that honors and assists Arizona’s military veterans by raising money for local veterans’ charities and providing networking and mentoring opportunities for returning vets. The Honor Walk Foundation is preparing for its third annual fundraising event, the 2014 Honor Walk Presented by Circle K, scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. www.honorwalk.com
About Tempe Marketplace
With 1.3 million square feet of retail space, featuring dramatic light and laser elements, outdoor fireplaces and unique water features, Tempe Marketplace delivers an interactive shopping, dining and entertainment experience in a vibrant, high-energy outdoor setting. Conveniently located in Tempe, Arizona on Loop 101 & 202, the retail destination is just minutes from the surrounding communities of Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Chandler and Gilbert. For more information, visit www.TempeMarketplace.com.
Bill Andres, Honor Walk Foundation, 602-427-7310
Arian Ploszaj, Tempe Marketplace, 602-553-2706
Terry Brown, Circle K of Arizona, 602-728-4875