Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication

Vietnam veterans are recognized at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Howard "Redial" Windel of the Alaska Vets Motorcycle Club, left, visits with two Purple Heart recipients, Korean War veteran Jim McMahon, seated, and World War II veteran Gordon Severson at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip. Windel served in the U.S. Nave and the Alaska Air National Guard. Fallen Alaska service members from World War II through Afghanistan were remembered by 184 names read at the Memorial Day ceremony, which featured music, speeches and recognition of the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Renovation Project Committee, the city's Commission on Military and Veterans Affairs, the Anchorage Parks Foundation and municipal staff.
Erik Hill
Sheila Patterson awaits the start of the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Alaska Vets Motorcycle Club members arrive as Rolling Thunder at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
The Alaska Vets Motorcycle Club arrive as Rolling Thunder at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip. Fallen Alaska service members from World War II through Afghanistan were remembered by 184 names read at the Memorial Day ceremony, which featured music, speeches and recognition of the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Renovation Project Committee, the city's Commission on Military and Veterans Affairs, the Anchorage Parks Foundation and municipal staff.
Erik Hill
The Ven. Norman Elliott delivers the invocation as the Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson Color Guard participates at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
World War II veteran Bob Larsen, at center left in plaid, listens to the invocation at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip. Larsen, a resident of the Anchorage Pioneer Home, took an avid interest in the site renovation after winds toppled the Sitka spruce flagpole in 2012. He is accompanied by Cathy Janigo of the Mayor's Office, left.
Erik Hill
Hundreds turn out for the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
The Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson Color Guard retreats at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
The Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson Color Guard retreats at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
The Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson Color Guard retreats at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
The Chugach Mountains are obscured by wildfire smoke as hundreds turn out for the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Hundreds turn out for the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Members of the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Renovation Project Committee are honored at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Mayor Dan Sullivan speaks at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
As wildfire smokes obscures the Chugach Mountains behind her, Sen. Lisa Murkowski speaks at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Hundreds turn out for the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
The Alaska Military Youth Academy was on hand to help at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Sen. Mark Begich speaks at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell speaks at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Becky McGurn brings the crowd to its feet with her rendition of God Bless America at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Becky McGurn brings the crowd to its feet with her rendition of God Bless America at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Lou Palmer of the U.S. Navy Seabees raises his hand as World War II veterans are asked to identify themselves at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip. Fallen Alaska service members from World War II through Afghanistan were remembered by 184 names read at the Memorial Day ceremony, which featured music, speeches and recognition of the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Renovation Project Committee, the city's Commission on Military and Veterans Affairs, the Anchorage Parks Foundation and municipal staff.
Erik Hill
Fallen Alaska service members from World War II through Afghanistan were remembered by 184 names read at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Veterans of recent conflicts are recognized at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Retired U.S. Marine Corps colonels Tom and Catkin Burton both get to stand as military spouses are asked to identify themselves for recognition at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Al and Linda Fleury stand as the name of grandson Marine Cpl. Gregory M. Fleury is one of 184 names read for fallen Alaska service members at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip. Gregory died in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan in 2009. Al Fleury and daughter Donna Fleury, Gregory's mother, served on the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Renovation Project Committee.
Erik Hill
Gene Horner, center, performs Echo Taps with John Cleveland at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Echo taps is performed by Gene Horner and John Cleveland at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Former U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Sheron Patrick sings American Soldier at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Dave Stieren emcees the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Cal Williams records the scene at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Tim Benintendi, who chaired the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Renovation Project Committee, is greeted following the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Wreaths are left at the World War II infantryman statue following the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Vietnam veterans are recognized at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Howard "Redial" Windel of the Alaska Vets Motorcycle Club, left, visits with two Purple Heart recipients, Korean War veteran Jim McMahon, seated, and World War II veteran Gordon Severson at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip. Windel served in the U.S. Nave and the Alaska Air National Guard. Fallen Alaska service members from World War II through Afghanistan were remembered by 184 names read at the Memorial Day ceremony, which featured music, speeches and recognition of the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Renovation Project Committee, the city's Commission on Military and Veterans Affairs, the Anchorage Parks Foundation and municipal staff.
Erik Hill
Sheila Patterson awaits the start of the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Alaska Vets Motorcycle Club members arrive as Rolling Thunder at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
The Alaska Vets Motorcycle Club arrive as Rolling Thunder at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip. Fallen Alaska service members from World War II through Afghanistan were remembered by 184 names read at the Memorial Day ceremony, which featured music, speeches and recognition of the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Renovation Project Committee, the city's Commission on Military and Veterans Affairs, the Anchorage Parks Foundation and municipal staff.
Erik Hill
The Ven. Norman Elliott delivers the invocation as the Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson Color Guard participates at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
World War II veteran Bob Larsen, at center left in plaid, listens to the invocation at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip. Larsen, a resident of the Anchorage Pioneer Home, took an avid interest in the site renovation after winds toppled the Sitka spruce flagpole in 2012. He is accompanied by Cathy Janigo of the Mayor's Office, left.
Erik Hill
Hundreds turn out for the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
The Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson Color Guard retreats at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
The Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson Color Guard retreats at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
The Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson Color Guard retreats at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
The Chugach Mountains are obscured by wildfire smoke as hundreds turn out for the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Hundreds turn out for the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Members of the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Renovation Project Committee are honored at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Mayor Dan Sullivan speaks at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
As wildfire smokes obscures the Chugach Mountains behind her, Sen. Lisa Murkowski speaks at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Hundreds turn out for the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
The Alaska Military Youth Academy was on hand to help at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Sen. Mark Begich speaks at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell speaks at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Becky McGurn brings the crowd to its feet with her rendition of God Bless America at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Becky McGurn brings the crowd to its feet with her rendition of God Bless America at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Lou Palmer of the U.S. Navy Seabees raises his hand as World War II veterans are asked to identify themselves at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip. Fallen Alaska service members from World War II through Afghanistan were remembered by 184 names read at the Memorial Day ceremony, which featured music, speeches and recognition of the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Renovation Project Committee, the city's Commission on Military and Veterans Affairs, the Anchorage Parks Foundation and municipal staff.
Erik Hill
Fallen Alaska service members from World War II through Afghanistan were remembered by 184 names read at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Veterans of recent conflicts are recognized at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Retired U.S. Marine Corps colonels Tom and Catkin Burton both get to stand as military spouses are asked to identify themselves for recognition at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Al and Linda Fleury stand as the name of grandson Marine Cpl. Gregory M. Fleury is one of 184 names read for fallen Alaska service members at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip. Gregory died in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan in 2009. Al Fleury and daughter Donna Fleury, Gregory's mother, served on the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Renovation Project Committee.
Erik Hill
Gene Horner, center, performs Echo Taps with John Cleveland at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Echo taps is performed by Gene Horner and John Cleveland at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Former U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Sheron Patrick sings American Soldier at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Dave Stieren emcees the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Cal Williams records the scene at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Tim Benintendi, who chaired the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Renovation Project Committee, is greeted following the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Wreaths are left at the World War II infantryman statue following the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Vietnam veterans are recognized at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Howard "Redial" Windel of the Alaska Vets Motorcycle Club, left, visits with two Purple Heart recipients, Korean War veteran Jim McMahon, seated, and World War II veteran Gordon Severson at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip. Windel served in the U.S. Nave and the Alaska Air National Guard. Fallen Alaska service members from World War II through Afghanistan were remembered by 184 names read at the Memorial Day ceremony, which featured music, speeches and recognition of the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Renovation Project Committee, the city's Commission on Military and Veterans Affairs, the Anchorage Parks Foundation and municipal staff.
Erik Hill
Sheila Patterson awaits the start of the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Alaska Vets Motorcycle Club members arrive as Rolling Thunder at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
The Alaska Vets Motorcycle Club arrive as Rolling Thunder at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip. Fallen Alaska service members from World War II through Afghanistan were remembered by 184 names read at the Memorial Day ceremony, which featured music, speeches and recognition of the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Renovation Project Committee, the city's Commission on Military and Veterans Affairs, the Anchorage Parks Foundation and municipal staff.
Erik Hill
The Ven. Norman Elliott delivers the invocation as the Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson Color Guard participates at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
World War II veteran Bob Larsen, at center left in plaid, listens to the invocation at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip. Larsen, a resident of the Anchorage Pioneer Home, took an avid interest in the site renovation after winds toppled the Sitka spruce flagpole in 2012. He is accompanied by Cathy Janigo of the Mayor's Office, left.
Erik Hill
Hundreds turn out for the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
The Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson Color Guard retreats at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
The Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson Color Guard retreats at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
The Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson Color Guard retreats at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
The Chugach Mountains are obscured by wildfire smoke as hundreds turn out for the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Hundreds turn out for the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Members of the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Renovation Project Committee are honored at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Mayor Dan Sullivan speaks at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
As wildfire smokes obscures the Chugach Mountains behind her, Sen. Lisa Murkowski speaks at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Hundreds turn out for the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
The Alaska Military Youth Academy was on hand to help at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Sen. Mark Begich speaks at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell speaks at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Becky McGurn brings the crowd to its feet with her rendition of God Bless America at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Becky McGurn brings the crowd to its feet with her rendition of God Bless America at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Lou Palmer of the U.S. Navy Seabees raises his hand as World War II veterans are asked to identify themselves at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip. Fallen Alaska service members from World War II through Afghanistan were remembered by 184 names read at the Memorial Day ceremony, which featured music, speeches and recognition of the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Renovation Project Committee, the city's Commission on Military and Veterans Affairs, the Anchorage Parks Foundation and municipal staff.
Erik Hill
Fallen Alaska service members from World War II through Afghanistan were remembered by 184 names read at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Veterans of recent conflicts are recognized at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Retired U.S. Marine Corps colonels Tom and Catkin Burton both get to stand as military spouses are asked to identify themselves for recognition at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Al and Linda Fleury stand as the name of grandson Marine Cpl. Gregory M. Fleury is one of 184 names read for fallen Alaska service members at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip. Gregory died in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan in 2009. Al Fleury and daughter Donna Fleury, Gregory's mother, served on the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Renovation Project Committee.
Erik Hill
Gene Horner, center, performs Echo Taps with John Cleveland at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Echo taps is performed by Gene Horner and John Cleveland at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Former U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Sheron Patrick sings American Soldier at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Dave Stieren emcees the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Cal Williams records the scene at the Anchorage Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony held Monday morning, May 26, 2014, on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Craig Medred