Fifth Annual Salute Honoring Those Who Serve
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On November 29, 2012, Latino Perspectives Magazine, the Raul H. Castro Institute at Phoenix College and SRP hosted the fifth edition of this annual event at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Phoenix.
Over 200 guests gathered for a luncheon acknowledging the work of first responders and those serving in the Military, the Reserves, and the National Guard. Emmy Award-winning journalist and CBS5 news anchor, Catherine Anaya, served as emcee along with Phoenix City Manager, David Cavazos. During the ceremony, we shone a light on the individuals profiled throughout the year in LPM:
Monica Abril Aragon, Resource Manager Craftsman, Arizona Air National Guard; Patrick Camuñez, Captain, Arizona Army National Guard; Jimmy Chavez, Sergeant, Arizona Department of Public Safety; Daniel V. García, Chief, Phoenix Police Department; Edward Muñoz, former Chief, San Luis Police Department; Daniel Rincon, Sergeant, Scottsdale Police Department; Tom Ryff, Chief, Tempe Police Department; Diana Tapia-Williams, Detective, Mesa Police Department; Adam M. Tellez, Crime Prevention Specialist, Goodyear Police Department; Roberto A. Villaseñor, Chief, Tucson Police Department.
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton delivered welcoming remarks. He shared with the audience the municipality’s efforts to recruit, retain and support veterans. Other speakers at the event included Carrie Young, a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force and Senior Director of Corporate Operation Services for SRP; Elisa de la Vara, District Director, Office of U.S. Rep. Ed Pastor; Anna Solley, President of Phoenix College and Ricardo Torres, Publisher of LPM.
David Gonzales, U.S. Marshal for the District of Arizona and Major General Hugo Salazar, the Adjutant General, Arizona National Guard, served as keynote speakers.