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November 5–7, 2015 . Peoria, AZ

Veterans Day Commemorative Events

Venue: Rio Vista Recreation Center

  • Thursday, Nov. 5: An opening night reception hosted by the City of Peoria to honor Vietnam veterans and their families and celebrate the artist’s work on Take Me Home Huey. In attendance will be local dignitaries; the families of Gary Dubach and Stephen Schumacher, who both died on Huey #174; and surviving veterans who flew on the helicopter. Light Horse Legacy, a 50th Anniversary Commemoration partner, has had the sculpture’s opening night reception sanctioned by the U.S. Department of Defense.
  • Friday, Nov. 6: Two multi-media presentations hosted by the City of Peoria include an evening presentation that will feature discussions about PTSD. Scheduled at 90 minutes, the presentation will include panel discussions by the artist Steve Maloney, Dave Barron of Light Horse Legacy, and Christian Cooper of the West Valley Vet Center and local veterans.
  • Saturday, Nov. 7: The Take Me Home Huey sculpture will serve as inspiration for a Veterans Day 5K run hosted by the City of Peoria and Peoria Veterans Memorial Board at Rio Vista Recreation Center, in honor of those who have served, as well as those who are currently serving our country in the Armed Services.