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Posted on: October 14, 2019

4th Annual El Mirage Salute to Veterans Event

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[El Mirage, AZ October 14, 2019] – The City of El Mirage is honoring our Veterans and Active Duty Military with the 4th Annual El Mirage Salute to Veterans event on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at Gateway Park, located at 10100 N. El Mirage Road. The main event hours are 8:00 a.m.to noon.

During the event, the City of El Mirage will be taking donations for the Military and Veteran Success Center which is located adjacent to Luke Air Force Base. For more information on the center, visit www.riosalado.edu/locations/mvsc.

Starting at 6:00 a.m. the Salute to Veterans celebration opens with a 5K run/walk and a kid’s fun run sponsored by the Dysart Education Foundation. Registration is required for the run/walk and begins at 6:00 a.m. with the run starting at 7:30 a.m. To register for the run/walk please go to www.dysart.org/dysartdash. All registered runners age five and over will receive an official event t-shirt for free. A pre-race warm up class will be hosted by the Northwest Valley Family YMCA at 6:30 a.m. at the starting area. All proceeds from the run/walk go to the Dysart Education Foundation.

The El Mirage Fire Fighter Charities will be hosting a charity pancake breakfast immediately following the 5K run/walk. Admission to the breakfast is free, but donations are requested.

At 8:00 a.m. the Salute to Veterans event kicks off and features a GIANT free kid’s zone with numerous attractions and rides, crafts, and face painting. Other attractions include various military displays and games.

At 9:00 a.m. there will be a special Congressional flag raising ceremony by the West Valley Police Explorers and the Arizona National Guard.

The El Mirage Community Market will also be open with over 40 vendors selling homemade crafts, toys, jewelry, and other items.

Live entertainment will feature the Uncle Click Band from 8:00 a.m. until noon.

Admission and parking for the El Mirage Salute to Veterans event is free. Special thanks to event sponsors Arizona National Guard, Wal-Mart, Northwest Valley Family YMCA, APS, Arizona RV Sales and Consignment Specialists, Roberts Car Care, Dysart Education Foundation, and Coco’s Towing.

For further information contact Jeffrey Anderson, City of El Mirage Special Events Coordinator, at 623-876-2942, or at janderson@elmirageaz.gov.

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