Welcome To The Arizona Veterans Hall Of Fame Society

2015 Copper Sword Recipient Jim Click

Gala 2915 P2 257aIf one were to describe the qualities that make a true American, one would need look no further than Jim Click Jr. Born in Enid Oklahoma in 1944, Jim graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1966 with a degree in Business.

Upon moving to Tucson in 1971, Jim opened Jim Click Ford, and immediately began supporting community organizations too numerous to mention.

Since that time Jim has opened 9 additional dealerships, and employed thousands of Tucsonans, including many Veterans and those with disabilities.

Jim has donated literally millions of dollars to local organizations including the Boys & Girls Clubs, San Miguel Catholic High School, the Tucson Zoo, Salpointe High School and the Beacon Foundation to name just a few..

Jim is a shining example of Patriotism and support of our Military. He’s a member of the DM50, and has shown unfailing support of Davis Monthan Air Force base and its missions. Although Jim never served in the Armed Services, his impact on those in uniform looms large… And troops and veterans alike know he can always be counted on for support…

It’s all but impossible to describe the positive impact Jim Click has had on our Community and our Country, but suffice it to say he represents the best of America.

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    Color Guard provided by United States Naval Sea Cadets Corps

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    Governor Doug Ducey addresses Gala guests

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    Steve Borden Kathy Laurier and Jesse Gersten (not in photo) presented High School and Veteran scholars with scholarships

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    John Sentz And Rick Romley honor previous Copper Sword and Copper Shield Recipients with medallions

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    Reggie Yates and Bob Madden Present Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton with the Copper Star Award

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    Bob Madden and Reggie Yates resent Bullhead City Mayor Jack Hakim with the Copper Star Award

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    Gene Rafanelli presents Mike Rutherford with the Copper Eagle award for Rutherford Diversified Industries

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    Gene Rafanelli and Kathy Laurier presenting a Pat Tillman Scholar, Efraim Rothenberg, with the Copper Eagle Award for the Pat Tillman foundation

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    UAV Chairman Rob Welch Presents State Representative Sonny Borelli with the Copper Shield Award

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    President Ron Perkins Presents Mr. Jim Click the 2015 Copper Sword Award