HeroZona, American Legion Post 65 Honor Martin Luther King Jr. with Community Celebration

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“Unity in the Community Celebration Happy Hour” Event Honors Leader’s Legacy in Arizona

The HeroZona Foundation and Travis L. Williams American Legion Post 65’s are excited to announce a community celebration, “Unity in the Community Celebration Happy Hour,” on Monday, Jan. 16, from 4 to 6 p.m. to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The event will be hosted at Post 65 (1624 E. Broadway Rd.) in Phoenix, during which guests can enjoy drink and food specials, and performances from two local DJs, DJ Money Mike and DJ Nonstop.

“Every year, we look forward to planning and hosting celebrations in remembrance of the great civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,” says U.S. Army Desert Storm Veteran and HeroZona Foundation Co-Founder, Alan “AP” Powell. “These events allow our community to learn about his work, pay tribute to the incredible strides he made for our country, and discuss how we can continue his legacy.”

There is no cost of entry for the event, and all community members are welcome. Southern comfort specials will be provided for free by All About Food, the legion’s in-house restaurant run by chef Michelle Daniels.

All About Food LLC’s philosophy is to introduce food in a positive light by providing south Phoenix’s community of veterans and veteran families with cuisine from all around the world. Daniels and her team crafted a menu that includes soul food classics like southern fried catfish, Mediterranean starters like hummus and veggies, and signature dishes like the A.A.F. burger and the T.L.W. chopped salad.

“We want to give the community a place to gather, build camaraderie and celebrate the change that Dr. King helped create across our nation,” said Dennis E. Prince Sr., Sons of the American Legion Commander. “We want to keep his dream alive and make sure we’re continuing to build toward what he envisioned for this country almost 60 years ago.”

“Tough times never last, but tough people do,” said Charles Temple, Arizona Consultant Services CEO. “We’re excited to be part of this celebration, that is a way to keep on sharing Dr. King’s message for the current generations and beyond.”

HeroZona and the American Legion Post 65 have been hosting an annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration for more than three decades, since the event’s inception in 1992. The event is supported in part by APS, 101.1 The Bounce, Mega 104.3, Arizona Consultant Services and more.

The foundation has launched a variety of community programs including The Bridge Forum ‘Time for Change’ Summits, which bring leaders from across the country together to discuss racial inequality, police relations, veterans’ issue, mental health and more. Other initiatives include Phoenix Tools 4 School, Holiday Bike Giveaways, MLK Celebrating the Dream, Veterans Reach to Teach and the HeroZona Forgotten Heroes Breakfast.

For more information about the foundation’s community program partnerships visit herozona.org or follow on Facebook.com/HeroZonaOrg.

About the HeroZona Foundation
The HeroZona Foundation is a non-profit organization that empowers Heroes in the community through entrepreneurship, employment, and education. The group works with veterans, first responders and those that bring social good to future generations and under-served communities. The foundation’s mission is to create opportunities for the brave men and women who serve their country, and community, every day. For more information, please visit HeroZona.org.

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