march 30, 2019 - florence, az

75th anniversary of the gi bill

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March 30, 2019 - 75th Anniversary of the GI Bill - Florence, AZ

Join the McFarland State Historic Park,  Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce, American Legion Post 9 and the Town of Florence for a special event to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the signing of the GI Bill and the accomplishments of Ernest W. “Mac”  McFarland. 


The event starts at 10:00AM with a military parade; a ceremony follows at Padilla Park, 440 Main St, from 11:00AM- 12:30PM; and light refreshments will be served at McFarland State Historic Park, 24 W. Ruggles St. 


That afternoon, the Greater Florence Woman’s Club will be open as an old-style USO Club, 231 Willow St.


Proceeds from the event will go to American Legion Post 9, to be divided between their charitable programs and the construction of a town Veteran’s Memorial.


For information or to sponsor, please call (520) 868-4496 or (520) 868-9433. Facebook event link here.  

MORE 2019 EVENTS AND BOOK-SIGNINGS

Meet "Call Him Mac" Author Gary L. Stuart - Multiple Dates in 2019

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Above: John Lewis, one of Mac's grandsons, shares childhood stories with readers of "Call Him Mac." Visit our Call Him Mac page for details about upcoming book-signings with author Gary L. Stuart (pictured below)

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Book Signings

2019 brings many opportunities to meet author Gary L. Stuart, obtain a signed copy of Call Him Mac, Ernest W. McFarland, the Arizona Years, and learn more about Mac's life, history, and legacy.

March 2-3, 2019 – Tucson Festival of Books

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March 2-3, 2019 – Tucson Festival of Books

November 13, 2019, 11:30am, Tempe Historical Society Lecture and Learn

November 13, 2019, 11:30am, Tempe Historical Society Lecture and Learn

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