March 30, 2012 – Tucson Memorial Service and St. Augustine Church

Tucson did an awesome thing to recognize the more than 9,600 men and women that have died serving in Iraq and Afghanistan since 9/11.  As a prelude to the Tucson Veterans’s parade, they held a ceremony to honor them and volunteers read each name (it took more than 12 hours).  Don and I participated.  I was a reader and he was a bell ringer (needless to say that is not us in the  picture).  It was very touching and sobering.  We also visited a beautiful church that was near the site of the ceremony.



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3 thoughts on “March 30, 2012 – Tucson Memorial Service and St. Augustine Church

  1. Don and Judy

    Hi Don and Leslie,

    I knew you two were up to ‘something’ over the weekend. It is very interesting to learn ‘what’. The Memorial pictures were so nice and I am finally glad you got to go to the Indian game Don.

    Your weather there for the events sound perfect. We are being told perhaps 89 today. Greenville had big hail on Sat. but it skipped over our little circle.

    Take care and continue with your fun adventures. We love hearing and seeing them.

    Love, Don and Judy

  2. Jen Peters

    Wow what an humbling and very special event. So awesome of you & Don to take part. Neat that you are already getting so involved with the community. Thanks for sharing with us all.

    Jen Peters

  3. Andy

    The memorial service was a great idea, I’m sure you’re both very proud to have participated. I remember in Canada when a fallen soldier returned from Afghanistan they would have a funeral procession that went all along Hi-way 401 from Toronto to Ottawa. People would come out to the overpasses and pay their respects with banners and signs. It is very good to see a recognition of the sacrifice on the home front.

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