MAY 26, 2010

FCF to honor armed forces with military appreciation event on May 29

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SCOTTSDALE – Foothills Community Foundation (FCF) is hosting a Military Appreciation Event intended both to celebrate all who have served or are currently serving in our Armed Forces, as well as to educate military families about beneficial services in the area.

FCF is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing resources for education, community service, and cultural enrichment to Desert Foothills residents of all ages. The event is free, and will take place from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 29 at the FCF – Holland Community Center, located at 34520 N. 60th Street in Scottsdale.

The Keynote Speaker is Assistant Deputy Director of the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services Michael Leo Klier. Klier has found a passion in serving the veteran community in many ways. Though he has been separated from his branch of the military, the Navy, for almost 40 years, he continues to press for veteran rights and benefits through active involvement in the American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

“It is critical that Desert Foothills veterans know what opportunities are available to them,” said Bob Herrmann, president of FCF. “This event is a step in the right direction in increasing this knowledge, and FCF is happy to provide the stage for this to happen.”

The event will also feature multiple organizations and groups based in the Desert Foothills area that offer services to military families including the Department of Veterans Affairs, Paradise Valley Community College, Operation Homefront, and Gold Star Moms. This will be an excellent opportunity for veterans to learn valuable information about services designed especially for them.

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