Local heroes honored
People gather to take a photo of local heroes, dignitaries and public figures after the Heroes Day ceremony at La Encantada Shopping Center.
The courtyard of the La Encantada Shopping Center was filled will first responders from multiple agencies.
Northwest firefighter Ty Cobb, left, Tucson Police officer Jobe Dickinson, U.S. Air Force staff sergeant Aaron Escalante and U.S. Border Patrol agent Roberto Heredia (not pictured) were recognized as heroes during the Heroes Day ceremony last week.
How do you feel about a potential memorial art project to honor our community’s bravest men and women?
During the Jan. 20 town council meeting, a vote was unanimously passed to look into the feasibility of a “Memorial Public Art Project,” at the request of Oro Valley resident Dick Eggerding to potentially be placed somewhere in the town to honor military veterans and first responders.
Though no concrete plans were then ready to act on, there was a show of overwhelming support for such project from residents and staff alike during the council meeting. In an effort to poll to community at-large, The Explorer would like to know how you feel about a potential memorial art project to honor our community’s bravest men and women.
Total Votes: 31
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