Military Order of the Purple Heart

Fort Lowell
Chapter 442
Tucson, Arizona

Purple Heart 2021 Memorial Day Ceremony

2021 Memorial Day Ceremony:  Due to COVID restrictions.  We will not be holding our traditional Memorial Day Ceremony at Purple Heart Park. You can view the 2021 Memorial Day Address by our Americanism Officer, Frank Giroux. Last year the City of Tucson helped produced this video about Memorial Day at Purple Heart Park. Patriot Mike-Rosie Dyer & Patriot Frank Giroux are interviewed for the video.

Our 23rd Annual Memorial Day Ceremony at Purple Heart Park was held on May 27, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Purple Heart Park.  A special thanks goes to the 162nd Tactical Fighter Wing, the University of Arizona "Pride" Alumni Band, the City of Tucson Department of Parks & Recreation, the local Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts Troops, & the Rita Ranch Neighborhood Association for their support in assisting with the ceremony.

2021 Memorial Day Opening Remarks:  View the Opening Remarks by Patriot Frank Giroux

2021 Memorial Day Address:  View the Memorial Day Address by Patriot Frank Giroux

2019 Memorial Day Brochure: View or download the brochure

 2017 Chapter 442 Memorial Day Ceremony Photos:  View album of our Memorial Day Ceremony at Purple Heart Park.  Photos courtesy of Bill Sobek. 

Mosaic at Purple Heart Park:  Kudos to the students at Rincon Vista Middle School the Vail School District. Carla Dominice-Newton's art classes made, glazied & fired over 2,000 hearts for this mural as a legacy to veterans. It is installed at Purple Heart Park.

2015 Memorial Day Videos: Click on the links

     Reading of the names of the WOT Casualties from Southern Arizona.

     Comments by Chapter 442 Chaplain, Mike Dyer.

     Keynote address by Americanism Officer, Frank Giroux.

     Jan Michalak, SSG Ret, sings the National Anthem

2014 Memorial Day Ceremony Video:  View the videoVideo courtesy of Bill Sobeck.

2014 Memorial Day Photo Album: View the photo album. Photos by Bill Sobeck

2013 Memorial Day Video:  Tolling the Bell for Southern Arizona's Fallen Video courtesy of Bill Sobeck.

2013 Memorial Day Video:  Posting of the Colors at Purple Heart Park Video courtesy of Bill Sobeck.

2013 Memorial Day Photos: View the photo Gallery

2012 Memorial Day - Photo Gallery Purple Heart Park Photos courtesy of Bill Sobeck.  

2012 Memorial Day Band Video

2012 Memorial Day Air National Guard Fly Over