The Prescott Sunup Rotary Club once again gathered at the Prescott Courthouse Plaza in the early morning hours to provide their annual renovation of the All Veterans’ Memorial statue and the surrounding garden. The statue, erected by the Yavapai Vietnam Veterans Association, portrays a Marine stretching one arm to the sky as he shouts for a medic, while clutching a wounded Marine at his side with the other arm. Tony Shaw, a fellow Sunup Rotarian and Vietnam veteran, performed the dedication at the 1989 unveiling ceremony.
The Sunup Rotary of Prescott adopted the All Vets Memorial in 2006, providing a distinctive park bench, landscaping a surrounding garden with plants and flowers, establishing an irrigation system, creating a wheelchair accessible ingress and installing lights for night viewing. The club conducts an annual maintenance of the memorial, including a general cleanup, landscaping the garden with fresh flowers and plants provided by Ken Lain of Prescott Frontier Rotary, as well as sanding, scraping and painting the memorial’s protective boundary.
Prescott Sunup Rotary is deeply honored in having this opportunity to express our profound gratitude for those men and women of the military who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the service of our country.