Honor America’s veterans at Gilbert’s public ceremony Nov. 7

The town of Gilbert will hold a Veterans Day event for the public Thursday, Nov. 7, with retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Talley as the keynote speaker. Talley was the Chief of Army Reserve and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Reserve Command from 2012-16. Patriotic music will start at 11 a.m. with the ceremony at 11:30 a.m. A free lunch with beverages will be served after the ceremonies. Free. Civic Center Campus, 50 E. Civic Center Drive, Gilbert. 480-503-6200. www.gilbertaz.gov.
By Tom Blodgett

Editor, Gilbert

Raised in Arizona, Tom Blodgett has spent more than 30 years in journalism in Arizona and joined Community Impact Newspaper in July 2018 to launch the Gilbert edition. He is a graduate of Arizona State University, where he served as an instructional professional in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication from 2005-19 and remains editorial adviser to The State Press, the university's independent student media outlet.