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May 20,2017 – National Armed Forces FreedomRide Arizona

May 20,2017 – National Armed Forces FreedomRide Arizona

Media Contact: Robin Peak; (480) 518 -7743; email


PHOENIX – A Proclamation has been issued by the Office of the Governor, designating May 20th, 2017 as “National Armed Force FreedomRide” in Arizona. The declaration recognizes the significance of Armed Forces Day and the “National Armed Forces FreedomRide”

President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country. On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force Days. The single day celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under the Department of Defense. On May 20, 1950 the first official Armed Forces Day was celebrated and has been since then on the third Saturday every year. This year will mark the first day that the NAFFR falls on the same day it was proclaimed back on May 20, 1950.

Please join us honoring and participating in the “National Armed Forces FreedomRide” event on May 20th, 2017.

The event takes place at the American Legion Post 2 doors open at 8:00 am
2125 S Industrial Park Ave, Tempe

The ceremonies will open at 8:30 with the presentation of the colors by the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps – Phoenix Division, followed by the National Anthem performed by Annette “Red’ Baker.

A proclamation from the governor’s office will be read and presented by Dave Hampton, AZ Department of Veterans Services on behalf of Governor Doug Ducey.

Registration 8:00 to 10:00
Ending the ride at Desert Winds HD
$20.00 per person includes Free Breakfast & Lunch
Chance to win CASH prizes for High and Low total, Better Luck Next time.
One Opportunity Drawing Ticket
Ride Map & Score card and a FREE Gift.
RIDE stops
Momma Juggs
221 South Main St
American Legion Post 9
520 N Main St. Florence

End Party at Desert Wind HD Mesa
922 S Country Club Dr, Mesa

Live Music, Vendors, Opportunity Drawing
Shared Money Pot, Beer Garden and much more.

Proceeds Benefit Military Assistance Mission aka MAM

Sponsored by Chuck Franklin Law

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