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For Immediate Release
November 25, 2013

For More Information Contact:
Matthew Roberts
Director of Communications
(602) 542-4285 - (o)
(602) 540-3521 - (c)

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WWII Memorial Dedication Site/Logistics Meeting


Who:  Arizona Secretary of State Office Communications Staff

What: WWII Memorial Dedication Media Planning and Logistics Meeting

When: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 @ 2:00 p.m.

Where: WWII Memorial - Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza, Phoenix

Secretary of State Ken Bennett will formally dedicate the nearly completed WWII Memorial at a major event on December 7, 2013, at 9:45 a.m.  There ceremony itself should last less than two hours.

The purpose of Wednesday’s brief logistics meeting is to provide the media with details and site layout of the dedication ceremony and an overview of the events surrounding the dedication itself. 

Additionally, information regarding traffic closures and available parking areas will be discussed.

It is expected that thousands of people will attend the dedication, with an AZDPS escorted motorcycle ride (similar to the Centennial Ride) and city of Phoenix sponsored Pearl Harbor Day Walk terminating at Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza. A large contingent of WWII veterans, including Pearl Harbor survivors will be in attendance at the ceremony.   A B-17 flyover, wreath laying ceremony, remarks by Secretary Bennett, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, State Historian Marshall Trimble and Rear Admiral Scott Sanders will underscore the historic day for Arizona.

Please visit: for further background and/or details on the project.

Attached you will find a map, graphic, memorial picture and information on the dedication ride for motorcycles.

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