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(Tucson, AZ, , 2016) An evening of family, fun, celebration, and patriotism is coming to Sahuarita as Red,
White, and Boom! is back for the 2nd year. The annual festival will be held on Monday, July 4th from 6pm to
10pm at the Town Complex and will feature music, food, and activities for the whole family, concluding in
an awe inspiring fireworks display. Red, White, and Boom! is free of charge and open to the public. In
addition, there will be a private Dedication Ceremony and Ribbon Cutting at 7:30am that same day to
celebrate the opening of the new Armed Forces Tribute along Rancho Sahuarita Boulevard.
The Red, White, and Boom! celebration begins at 6pm and will feature a kids area with 4 bounce houses, 2
facepainters, 4 roaming circus performers, and activities. Uncle Sam and the Statue of Liberty will also be
there and available for fun pictures. There will be a 15 vehicle Food Truck Roundup to provide refreshments
and meals and live music will be provided by Heart and Soul. The fireworks show will go from 9:00-
9:30pm.
“The response to the first Red, White, and Boom! was both incredible and very exciting,” said Jeremy
Sharpe, Vice President, Community Development at Rancho Sahuarita. “To see the Town come together
and celebrate our nation’s birth in the spirit of community is exactly what Sahuarita is about.”
The private Dedication Ceremony and Ribbon Cutting for the Armed Services Tribute will be held at
7:30am that morning. The Armed Services Tribute is located 15700 S. Rancho Sahuarita Boulevard and is
comprised of five large monument pillars, each designed to commemorate a different branch of the Armed
Forces. Flags for each branch also line the tribute, accompanied by the American flag and Arizona flag.
At the heart of the tribute will be a commemorative bronze figure of a soldier, meant to honor the service
and sacrifice of all Armed Forces members who serve and sacrifice each day. Visitors will be able to access
the tribute through a special entry monument, which will further distinguish the space as a special place
meant for thought and reflection.
“The vision of the Armed Forces Tribute really came from a place of honoring, respecting and remembering
those who have served and the families that have sacrificed so much for our nation,” says Bob Sharpe,
founder of Rancho Sahuarita. “We owe all the members of the Armed Forces so much, so to erect this
tribute to them is a great privilege and honor.”
The Fourth of July promises to be a special day for everyone in Sahuarita this year. Come together with
friends, family, and neighbors and honor our men and women in uniform and celebrate our nation’s
birthday.

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