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Grand Canyon Park Celebrates 100 Years

If you have not visited the Grand Canyon this year, 2019 is the best time to plan a visit.  Grand Canyon was designated as a national park on February 26, 1919 by President Woodrow Wilson after 35 years of dedicated efforts to protect this impressive landscape.

With its spectacular views and scenic routes, you will want to consider planning your trip well in advance.  According to the Grand Canyon National Park website, the width of the canyon is approximately 10 miles, and it takes about five hours to drive the length from the South to the North Rim.

The peak season for visits is when school is out and summer is here, between the months of June and August.  Or you may want to plan your visit during the cooler weather between March through May and September through November.

Horseshoe Bend

A unique horseshoe-shape canyon is why they gave it the name, Horseshoe Bend.  One of the most popular attractions for travelers coming to the Grand Canyon National Park from the eastern end.  Horseshoe Bend is 5 miles outside Grand Canyon National Park in Glen Canyon.  The horseshoe-shaped bend in the Colorado River provides visitors and photographers with breathtaking views.

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Arizona Home To Over Half A Million Veterans

Throughout Phoenix Metro and Surrounding cities you will see large flags flying as a symbol of patriotism.  Arizona is home to more than half a million active military and veterans.

Of those military families and retired veterans living in Arizona, many our scattered throughout the Valley of the Sun.  Cities like Sun City for retired veterans, and families located in the Communities of Peoria, Glendale, Surprise Litchfield Park and other parts of West Valley are close to nearby Luke Air Force Base.

Luke Air Force Base is located west of the Glendale Business District.  Luke AFB is a major training base of the Air Education and Training Command, and training  pilots in the F-16 Fighting Falcon.

Falcon Dunes Golf Course is truly one of the top military golf courses in the world.  This 18-hole, par 71, championship layout features mounded contours that frame rolling fairways and undulated greens.

Veterans Memorial, located in Anthem, is a monument dedicated to honoring the service and sacrifice of the United States armed forces.  The pillar provides a place of honor and reflection for veterans, their family and friends, and those who want to show their respects to those service men and women who have and continue to courageously serve the United States.

USAA, the financial-services company that caters to military personnel, located 

near Interstate 17 and Happy Valley Road in North Phoenix and employs about 3,600 employees currently.  The company serves 12 million active military personnel, veterans and close family members.  USAA is the 46th-largest non-governmental employer in Arizona.