HD South, Home of the Gilbert Historical Museum, will sponsor a morning of remembrance on Memorial Day.
The event is a collaboration among HD South, the Veteran’s Advisory Board, the Town of Gilbert, and American Legion Post 39. The event will include a flag and wreath ceremony, the battlefield cross, the POW/MIA table, a performance by a local area band, and remarks from local Gilbert dignitaries, including Mayor Brigette Peterson.
The guest speaker for the event is Sharri Detharidge who, as a military widow herself, has been committed to the military community by connecting military widows together to build strong relationships, working with The Caregiver Project to share the stories of our nation’s fallen–through their loved ones’ perspective, and curating custom care packages for families of fallen service members. While our nation’s Gold Star Families mourn the loss of their hero, Ms Detharidge is dedicated to guaranteeing others gain a better understanding of the challenges and trials faced by our veteran families, while also ensuring their legacies are never forgotten.
This event is free and open to the public. Guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chair for seating.
The Gilbert Historical Museum will be open for free following the event from 10:00am until 2:00pm. Memorial Day is also the last day to see the 17th Annual Art of Quilting show. For more information, please call (480) 926-1577.
The event will take place Monday, May 30th at 8:30 a.m. at Park University (92 W. Vaughn Ave).