Groundbreaking held for Veterans Memory Garden

(l to r): John Crane, Mayor of Carefree; Brian Fernandez, American Legion Post 34 Commander; Bob Morris, Mayor of Cave Creek; Thomas Woodward, Vice Commander of the Arizona Department of the American Legion; Bob Morris, Cave Creek Mayor; Darlene Southern, Cave Creek Museum Board President; and Mark Viator, retired designer/builder, break ground for the new Veterans Memory Garden.

On Tuesday, February 28, the Cave Creek Museum held a groundbreaking event for its Veterans Memory Garden, which will be constructed in front of the museum.

“It’s truly about honoring the veterans,” says Evelyn Johnson, executive director for the museum “The Veterans Memory Garden will be a living, breathing garden in a lovely desert setting and will include work by local master artists. It will be an uplifting place to visit, reflect, gather and share our appreciation and common history.”

The 52-year-old museum’s mission is to preserve the artifacts of the prehistory, history, culture and legacy of the Cave Creek Mining District and the Cave Creek/Carefree foothills area through education, research and interpretive exhibits.
The Cave Creek Museum is located at 6140 E. Skyline Drive in Cave Creek, Ariz. Open October through May. The museum can be reached at 480.488.2764 or Where History Comes Alive.