Salute the Fallen
                                     Join the effort to build a WWII Memorial in Phoenix.

Special thanks to our corporate sponsors!

Harris Rebar salutes the fallen with special donation.

 The Arizona Air National Guard and B&B Sandblasting Inc. begun restoration work on historic gun barrels from the USS Arizona and USS Missouri.


SDB Contracting Services, Arizona State University, DLR Group and Ken Bennett discuss WWII Memorial engineering & design.

WWII Memorial Groundbreaking
December 7, 2012

                               Secretary Bennett & Salute the Fallen Committee 

                                          Break Ground for WWII Memorial

From right to left: 

John Thomas, Hal Owens- PCI, Rich Pawelko – DLR Group, Joey Strickland – AZDVS, Andrew Johnson – BNSF Railway, Ken Bennett, Nelson Mitchell – Pearl Harbor survivor, Helen Coyte – WWII Vet, Ben Drake, Lambert Modder – Pearl Harbor survivor, Dominic Spagnuolo – SDB Contracting Services, Gen. Edwin Woellner, Col. Gary Brewer, AzANG / 161st Refuleling Wing, John Backwoski – PHH, Michael Underhill – ASU

PFD Productions / Guns To Salute the Fallen Project

***Restoration & Hardware Removal Has Begun***

Historic WWII Memorial Gun Barrels Arrive
3TV Coverage 

CBS 5 covers the arrival of the barrels

Arizona Secretary of State Kicks Off Effort to Salute the Fallen
Battleship Guns Represent Historic Bookends to WWII

For most Americans, World War II began with an attack on Pearl Harbor and ended in Tokyo Bay.  Arguably, two of the most striking reminders of these historic moments in time are the sinking of the USS Arizona and Japanese surrender aboard the USS Missouri. 

As a tribute to the fallen soldiers of WWII, Secretary of State Ken Bennett and the Salute the Fallen Committee are spearheading an effort to bring a gun from each battleship to Phoenix for permanent display by this year's 71st anniversary of the attack that forced the United States into the war.

And you can help...

Please join our effort to get these historic guns from the USS Missouri and USS Arizona.  Once the guns arrive, volunteers will refurbish the gigantic military artifacts for permanent display in Wesley Bolin Memorial Park at the Capitol in Phoenix.

To make a donation, you can simply text "SOS" to 50555 and a one-time $10 contribution will automatically be added to your bill.

Or bring the guns to Arizona by making a tax deductible contribution via PayPal.  No account necessary!



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1700 W. Washington Street, 7th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85007

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