File Photo By Walt Mares: The sale of hamburgers over several months by the Mares Bluff Veterans Memorial Committee has paid for the erection of two veterans memorial and a gazebo and table at Veterans Park in Clifton. The group raised more than $8,000 to pay for the projects. Here Steve Guzzo cooks Bluff Burgers at Veterans Park and is assisted by Joe Nafarrate during a recent burger sales, which is becoming increasingly popular. Guzzo and Nafarrate are both Vietnam veterans,
Event runs from 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
By Walt Mares
Hamburgers that are becoming increasingly popular will be available to the public Thursday, Aug. 1, at Veterans Park in Clifton. Cost is $6 for a hamburger, a beverage and a bag of chips. Cheeseburgers and double burgers are also available.
The burger sale runs from 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Closing time depends on how many hamburgers are sold after 11 a.m.
The event is a fundraiser for the Mares Bluff Veterans Memorial located in South Clifton. The Bluff Committee uses the proceeds to benefit various community activities and charities. Among those are scholarships for graduating seniors from Duncan and Morenci high schools.
The memorial honors all who have served honorably or are at present serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. Those honored include combatants and non-combatants.
Duplicate dog tags of a service member can be purchased for $7. There are currently about 2,000 duplicate tags which are strung on cables at the memorial. The tags represent veterans or current service members from throughout the United States.