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City of Surprise Event – Veterans Reflection Circle

Event Type: NONE
Age Group(s): Adults
Date: 6/24/2019
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 10:00 AM
Description:
 The city of Surprise is breaking ground on an outdoor memorial in honor of late Surprise resident and combat wounded veteran Brian Mancini, who spent his life serving his country and helping other wounded veterans find healing.

There will be an indoor ceremony, followed by an outdoor groundbreaking.

The memorial will be built within the Surprise Community Park, next to the fishing lake, and will open on Veterans Day 2019. The site was selected as a tribute to Mancini’s love of nature, fishing and quiet self-reflection. These were important components to the non-medicinal healing philosophy he shared at his nonprofit Honor House – a place where wounded veterans could go for therapy and counseling.

Elements of water and plant life will be woven into a tranquil seating area and circular pathway. The memorial will pay tribute to Mancini and his legacy by telling his story and providing a place for veterans to reflect, find healing and feel the community’s deep appreciation for their service and sacrifice.

Library: Northwest Regional    Library location
Location: City of Surprise Room
Contact: City of Surprise
Contact Number: 623-222-1000