Parade and activities all set for 75th Anniversary of Iwo Jima flag raising
Gila River Indian News
The 75th Anniversary of the Iwo Jima flag raising will be on Saturday, Feb. 22 in Sacaton. Many veteran groups throughout the country participate in the Community’s parade which starts from Skill Center Road down to the Matthew B. Juan - Ira H. Hayes Veterans Memorial Park. As in previous years, a fly-over is set to kick off the parade.
This year the Wellness Center will be hosting an Iwo Jima Memorial 10k/2mile run at the Sacaton Fairgrounds. Registration is now open until Feb. 19. The run begins at 6 a.m. with on-site registration open until 7:15 a.m. on the day of. The parade is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m., followed by ceremonies at Matthew B. Juan - Ira H. Hayes Veterans Memorial Park.
For more information about the event sponsored by American Legion Ira H. Hayes Post No. 84 & Auxiliary Unit No. 84 phone: (520) 562-8484 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org website: irahayespost84.org.