Memorial Day honored by VFW

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

Superior Town Councilman Steve Estatico

Superior Police Chief Mark Nipp

Members of the Superior Veterans of Foreign Wars Truman Post honored those veterans who gave the ultimate sacrifice for America’s freedom. During the ceremony the names of Superior veterans who lost their lives were read.

The ceremony started with the Pledge of Allegiance and the singing of the National Anthem by Frank Rabago. Rabago also led those in attendance with the singing of many other patriotic songs.

Several community leaders were asked to speak at the event. Mayor Valenzuela along with town council members Steve Estatico and Mila Besich-Lira spoke. Representing the fire department was Kris Nagy and Chief Mark Knipp spoke on behalf of the police department.

Each speech brought out the importance of remembering those who gave their lives for their country and how it is important to teach the youth and future generations of the Americans to respect their country. Nagy’s speech had a parallel to the service of firefighters and a member of the military, both are there for selfless acts and without a doubt we know that both will be there for us when we call.

The ceremony concluded with the ceremonial laying of the memorial wreath and Prisoner of Wars/Missing in Action wreath. A luncheon was provided by the VFW.

Staff (1316 Posts)

There are news or informational items frequently written by staff or submitted to the Copper Basin News, San Manuel Miner, Superior Sun, Pinal Nugget or Oracle Towne Crier for inclusion in our print or digital products. These items are not credited with an author.


facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
facebooktwitterby feather

Comments are closed.

  • Stories Just Posted

    Fiesta Golf Tourney scheduled for May 9

    March 31st, 2015
    by

    By Yolanda Najera-Ewing Saint Francis of Assisi Fiesta Committee has scheduled the annual Fiesta Golf Tournament for Saturday, May 9, at the Queen Valley Golf Club in Queen Valley.
    The tournament is


    Superior Sports Update

    March 31st, 2015
    by

    Baseball – Senior ace Rickey Longoria won his fifth-straight game of the season in as many starts, pitching a second consecutive complete-game shutout in the Panthers’ 6 – 0 victory against


    Superior Head Start Happenings – A visit from La Serna

    March 31st, 2015
    by

    Superior – Curious students met curious animals, as La Serna visited with the children of Superior Head Start for Curious George Day.


    Pastor’s Corner: Being God’s Friend

    March 31st, 2015
    by

    We read in John 14:23, “If anyone loves Me, he will obey My commands/teaching.”  This is Jesus speaking clearly.  He spent about three years teaching and training the disciples to


  • Stories Just For You

    Federal judge writes book about Superior

    March 31st, 2015
    by

    Superior Sun Evan Wallach is a federal judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.


    Superior Police Report

    March 31st, 2015
    by

    According to state law, police may arrest suspected offenders by two methods. The suspect may be physically taken into the department and booked into jail, or the arresting officer may write


    Cancer Fight by Candlelight

    March 24th, 2015
    by

    The Superior High School Family Career and Consumer Leaders of America planned and organized the annual Cancer Fight by Candlelight walk this past weekend.


    Superior Sports Update

    March 24th, 2015
    by

    Baseball – Last Thursday’s game versus Desert Christian was rained out and a makeup game has not been announced.


  • Facebook

  • [Advertisement.]
  • Arizona Headlines & Current Weather