Carefree announces plans for Veterans memorial in downtown

Nov 24, 2019, 4:55 AM
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PHOENIX –  Carefree will construct a Veterans memorial by next spring.

The project was initiated by a group of veterans in the area. It will serve as a place of remembrance and reflection for the community.

It’s expected to be completed by Memorial Day 2020. The town plans to unveil it at its Memorial Day tribute on May 25.

“The Town of Carefree has for several years been in search of a project that will allow us to perpetually honor our local veterans” Vice Mayor John Crane said in a press release. “This project will permit us to pay homage to the many veterans from all branches of service who live and work in Carefree and neighboring communities.”

The memorial will be located inside of the Carefree Desert Gardens, a botanical garden in downtown Carefree.

The town has already donated land on the west side of the gardens for the project.

In the coming weeks, the town will release a planning schedule as well as ways to volunteer with the project.

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Carefree announces plans for Veterans memorial in downtown