During a February County Board of Supervisors meeting the board proclaimed Coconino as a Purple Heart County. The designation is the first for an Arizona county and recognizes our veterans who were wounded and earned the Purple Heart Medal serving the country. Pictured are: (Back row left to right) County Supervisor Art Babbott, Supervisor Lena Fowler, Supervisor Liz Archuleta, Supervisor Mandy Metzger and Supervisor Matt Ryan. (Front row left to right) Mike Hays, Chaplain, Scottish Military Society, Chapter 2000; George Shoemaker, National Adjutant of Scottish Military Society, Chapter 2000; Steve Beeler, Commander, Scottish Military Society, Chapter 2000; Lupe Velasco, Commander, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Post 793; Billy Weldon, State Commander, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Post 793; Andrew Griffin, (ret.) Lt. Colonel US Army, currently director of Office of Military Affairs, NAU; Rex Stermer, Commander Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1709. (Nathan Gonzalez/Special to the Arizona Daily Sun)
Coconino County recognizes wounded veterans
2014-03-16T06:00:00Z Coconino County recognizes wounded veterans Arizona Daily Sun
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