Luke AFB Volunteers Join in Arizona National Memorial Cemetery Honors

Jun. 5, 2017

Luke AFB staffThe "GorLuke" volunteers from Webster's Luke Air Force Base campus location gathered to place flags in the National Cemetery of Arizona as part of a Memorial Day salute.

The placing of flags on each of the over 50,000 final resting places of military veterans at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona is an annual event that has grown in participation every year.
 
For the second year in row, students, faculty, staff and family members from the Webster University Luke Air Force Base campus location joined with many other community organizations as well as individuals and families to ensure that those interred at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona were remembered for Memorial Day 2018.

Taking part this year were campus representative George Maraston and his wife Rose; faculty members Veronica Shapiro, Mike Kriley and family; students JT Taylor and Steve Olson; and campus director David Handrahan.
 
Wearing their distinctive gold Gorlok (or as they say at Luke Air Force Base “GorLuke”) t-shirts, the Webster team joined with volunteers from across Arizona to place over 50,000 flags to honor the service and sacrifice of those who served and now rest permanently on a high desert plateau near Phoenix.

Memorial Day flagsThousands of small U.S. flags mark each final resting place of U.S. military veterans in the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona.  The Webster team joined in a volunteer effort to place over 50,000 flags for Memorial Day.

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