Sedona Heritage Museum to Host Veterans Day Tribute
The Sedona Heritage Museum’s annual Veterans Day tribute will be on Sunday, November 11 beginning at 12:00 p.m./noon at the Museum. This is an hour later than usual because the holiday lands on a Sunday this year.
All veterans of all U.S. service branches, active military, family and friends, and residents who want to show their appreciation to those who have served and are now serving are invited to be guests of the Museum at Sedona’s annual memorial and program of appreciation.
This year’s program will be overseen by emcee Shondra Jepperson. She and Tom Jepperson will provide patriotic and inspirational music.
During the program, the Museum will premier a new original video, “Tribute to the Greatest Generation”, honoring those who lived through the hardships of both the Great Depression and WWII; the members of the “Greatest Generation” came of age during unprecedented challenging and fearful times. The video is a patriotic tribute using original interviews of Sedonan’s who fought the war, as well as the workers whose labor provided the essential material and services in support of them. Those individuals featured use their own words and stories to impart their experiences of sacrifice and courage. Interviews by the Museum of these history-makers were edited for this inspiring video.
The program will continue with dignitaries including Mayor Sandy Moriarty, Coconino County Supervisor Matt Ryan and Yavapai County Supervisor Randy Garrison. Sedona Boy Scout Troop 48 will perform flag presentation services. The Sedona Oak Creek DAR chapter will provide the parade of flags at the Museum entrance.
Additionally, members from several organizations that provide services to veterans will be on hand to answer questions and distribute information, including the VFW with “Buddy” poppies, Vietnam Veterans of America (claims assistance, advocacy, basic health/clothing/transportation, etc.), Sedona Elks Lodge (an extensive list of veterans programs including honor trips, yoga and assisting homeless vets), Mental Health Coalition, MATForce (addiction and recovery programs), Habitat for Humanity’s “Veterans Build program, Verde Valley Humane Society (Pets for Patriots) and SedonaKind.
The program will be held in the Museum’s historic fruit packing shed, which is heated. Lunch will be served after the program with food by The Golden Goose. Shuttle service will be provided from nearby parking lots.
The day’s events are underwritten by the City of Sedona, the Sedona Heritage Museum and Herb and Joan Miller. The program, refreshments and Museum admission will be free. For more information call 928-282-7038. The Sedona Heritage Museum is located at 735 Jordan Rd. in Jordan Historical Park in Uptown Sedona.