Honoring Marley Park veterans

Written by resident Bill Adams

Veterans Day is a day set aside in our country to honor the men and women who have served or are serving in our military. According to Boy Scout Scoutmaster Chad Larkin, “The best way to say thank you to our veterans is to feed them!”

To honor veterans, local Boy Scout Troop 194 will sponsor the Veterans Spaghetti Dinner event on Nov. 11 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the Heritage Pool House at Marley Park. All military personnel (veterans, active, or retired) are invited to eat for free. The cost for other family members and everyone else is a recommended $5 per person. Residents of Marley Park and the surrounding communities are invited to attend.

The intention of the Boy Scout troop is to create an annual event to honor the men and women of our military. The troop has already contributed to the Marley Park community with its annual Patriotic Pancake Breakfast celebrating Independence Day.

To find out more information about the Veterans Spaghetti Dinner or the Boy Scouts, contact Chad Larkin by email or by phone at 480-812-5971. To learn more about the troop, visit their website.

At the Veterans Spaghetti Dinner, the Veterans Commemorative Plaza (VCP) committee will have information on purchasing a veteran or sponsorship paver for the memorial. The VCP is open to the public. An engraved paver for the VCP is a perfect gift for any occasion. For more information on purchasing a paver, please contact Bill Adams by email or by phone at 623-444-9877.

Remember, anytime you see a veteran, shake their hand and say thank you. Because of their actions, you live in a country with many freedoms. All Americans should remember that freedom is not always free.