The Buffalo Soldiers of the Arizona Territory - Ladies and Gentlemen of the Regiment, Headquarters Mesa, Arizona is an 'INDEPENDENT ORGANIZATION'.
Theme: "Lest We Forget"
Military Balls have been an established formal event in the Arizona Territory dating back to the 19th century. Our research indicates this is the first 21th Century Military Ball honoring the Buffalo Soldiers of the Arizona Territory and Ladies and Gentlemen of the Regiment. Their devotion to duty and courage deserve recognition. This is our way of saying: "Lest We Forget".
The period of dress for the formal ball spanned a timeframe from 1865 to 1902. Each of the ladies and gentlemen and children of the regiment were dressed in costumes dipicting different characters from that period.
Cmdr Fred Marable and Pvt. Michelle London-Marable present a Certificate of Appreciation to Paradise Valley Mayor Vernon B. Parker.
Honorable Lanette Campbell, Honorable Sandra Kennedy, and Dr. Ann Hart were recognized by the Buffalo Soldiers of the Arizona Territory for their support for the organization.
Cloves Campbell Jr., District 16 - Arizona House of Representatives was the evening's master of ceremonies and Sandra Kennedy, commissioner on the Arizona Corporation Commission was the keynote speaker. Other speakers celebrate the occasion were Paradise Valley Mayor Vernon Parker, Dr. Ann Hart, AZ Dept. of Education deputy associate superintendent; and Habibullah Saleem, educational therapist consultant.
*Singers: Ms. Shelby Lynch, Lady of the Regiment, Lee Williams, Jrome and Jamall Gordon as well as music from the Territorial Brass Band of Mesa.
Fae Haynes, Cater " Little Bit of This and Little Bit of That".
Volunteers: Nefretiri Armstrong-Bond, Hostess and Sondra Evans
Thank You: Arizona 10th Cavalry, E Company, Video
Photography: Wayne Parham Cell: (480) 227-9679 E-mail: email@example.com Website: http://www.wpphotos.com
POC: Cmdr Fred Marable (480) 415-5439
Address: P.O. Box 20883, Mesa, AZ 85277-0883
Web sites: http://www.arizonabuffalosoldiersmesaaz.com http://www.buffalosoldiersaztrty.smugmug.com http://www.mesabuffalosoldiersaztrty.com
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