Scottsdale mural will commemorate Marine Week

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The Marines are landing in the Valley next week and Scottsdale will be home to an exciting project tied to their visit – a prominent art mural featuring Arizona symbols and the Marines’ themes of Community, Country, Corps.

Each year the U.S. Marine Corps selects a city to host special events and activities, allowing the service to connect with the public and to showcase who they are and what they do for the nation.

Marines also will be interacting with our community and giving back through service projects and leadership-building events, as well as demonstrating their capabilities, technology and equipment.

Work on the Marine Week Mural will begin near Scottsdale’s Civic Center Library at 8 a.m. Monday, Sept. 7. The mural is an annual tradition and a way for the Marine Corps to give back to host communities.

The mural will be painted on a large wall fronting Drinkwater Boulevard, just west of the library’s main entrance. Scottsdale Public Art and the city worked with the Marines to find the location.

The public is invited to drop by as five active duty Marines from across the nation work on the mural each day next week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sept. 7-11. An unveiling ceremony, featuring Scottsdale and Marine leaders, will take place at 3 p.m. Sept. 12. The library is located at 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd.

The mural is expected to be in place through at least Veterans Day, Nov. 11.
It’s just one of dozens of projects and activities conducted by the Marines around the Valley next week.

Other activities include exhibits, Marine Corps Band performances, martial art demonstrations and a Marine Air Ground Task Force demonstration before an Arizona Cardinals home game Sept. 13.

A complete schedule is available here:

You can also follow Marine Week developments throughout the week via a number of social media sites:

Snapchat: @marineweek