Phoenix Recruiting Battalion
June 13, 2017
PHOENIX -- The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a proclamation recognizing the U.S. Army's 242nd birthday at its formal meeting, County Government Office, Phoenix, June 7.
Capt. Richard Ezell, executive officer, Phoenix Recruiting Battalion, represented the battalion at the ceremony and led the Pledge of Allegiance to open the meeting.
Bill Gates, who represents the third District, says the recognition of the Army's birthday has special significance for him.
"It's meaningful to me because my grandfather served in the 5th Armored Division in World War II," Gates said.
Fifth District Representative Steve Gallardo said the proclamation is a way to honor the Army and all who have served in the military.
"This is a time for us just to reflect. There are thousands of Maricopa County employees that serve and I appreciate not only their sacrifice, but those of their families that stand with them," Gallardo said.