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Veterans Day Ceremony 2020

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Celebrate your patriotism, American pride by honoring our Veterans! The ceremony features presentation of colors, music by local schools, special guest speakers, food and refreshments, and much more.

 November 5th, 2020 |Civic Center Campus|11am

               11:00am- Patriotic Music     11:30am Veterans Day Ceremony                         

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 Key Note Speaker 2019 -Lieutenant General Jeffrey W. Talley

Lieutenant General Jeffrey W. Talley (born September 27, 1959) is a retired United States Army General and a Global Fellow for the IBM Center for the Business of Government. He was the 32nd Chief of Army Reserve (CAR) and 7th Commanding General, United States Army Reserve Command (USARC), from June 2012 to June 2016. Talley was responsible for leading an organization of approximately 215,000 Soldiers and civilians, 135 general officers and senior executives, 1100 reserve centers and training facilities, six installations, and equipment inventories valued at over $39 billion. Talley relinquished command on June 1, 2016. 

Talley has over 34 years of global experiences in the private, public and academic sectors, coupled with periods of active and reserve military service as a Citizen-Soldier. He is a nationally recognized expert in Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering. His work emphasizes integrating engineering with business. Talley received his Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and his Executive M.B.A. from the University of Oxford, England. He also holds multiple master's degrees in environmental engineering and science, strategic studies, liberal arts (history and philosophy), and religious studies. Dr. Talley is a registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) in Environmental Engineering, a Board Certified Environmental Engineer (BCEE) in Environmental Sustainability, and a Diplomate, Water Resources Engineer. 


  • Is there an admission fee?  No, this event is open to the public and is a free event.
  • Will food and beverages be available?  Yes,  thanks you to the support of local Gilbert restaurants, a free lunch will be served following the ceremony. Beverages will also be available at no charge, thanks to the donations of our event sponsors. 
  • Who can attend this event?  This event is open to the public. Veterans and their families are encouraged to attend.
  • Where can I park? Parking will be available at the Civic Center campus-50 E. Civic Center Drive.                                                                                                                                                       

If you are interested in SPONSORING the Veterans Day Ceremony, please contact Mike Leppert at 480-503-6235 or email him at

Veterans Day Sponsorship Information