“May we never forget our fallen comrades. Freedom isn’t free.” – Sgt. Major Bill Paxton

Statement Regarding AVHOFS Patriotic Awards Luncheon 

Be advised that the Patriotic Awards Luncheon scheduled for May 8 has been Cancelled.  We remain excited to recognize the four Copper award recipients as well as present scholarships to some very deserving individuals.  We are monitoring the national situation as it develops and considering options available to us for scheduling the PAL at a later date.  We will post updates on our progress as we deal with this unprecedented situation.

The AVHOFS was established on 9 October 2007, blending together the unique backgrounds and talents of Veterans who have been recognized for their outstanding efforts and achievements to our communities outside of their military service. The Society’s vision is to be recognized as a leading advocate for Arizona Veterans, military personnel, their families and their survivors. We will accomplish this vision by fostering a bond of friendship and camaraderie among Society members and by focusing our talents toward our common goal of service to our fellow Veterans, communities, state and country. The Society fosters the development of programs which recognize the efforts of public and private individuals and corporations who, by their deeds and actions, have made significant contributions in support of Veterans and their families. The appreciation of Arizona patriots, an unbending advocacy of Arizona Veterans Courts and an enduring dedication to Veteran and Student Scholarships are among the primary activities of the Society.