White Mountain Veterans Tribute

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Walking Down Ranch
White Mountain Veterans Tribute

About Walking Down Ranch

Our Mission: Assist veterans in every aspect of their transition from military service to civilian life.

After working with many veterans in other organizations, three citizens saw the need for additional assistance for veterans in the White Mountain region. These individuals began to fundraise, develop, and acquire a 501(C)(3) designation from the state of Arizona, which was awarded in May 2014. Since that date, we have assisted more than 1,000 veterans on Arizona’s White Mountain. We are very proud of this achievement. 

The White Mountain Veteran Tribute event is one way you can help us help them. Get your tickets today for this spectacular three-day event. Held Labor Day Weekend at Show Low Airport, there is something for everyone. We will have antique plane fly-ins, drone demonstrations, kids’ crafts, live music, vendors, and so much more.

Walking Down Ranch, Veterans Village-Lakeside

Walking Down Ranch, Veterans Village is a unique community that offers veterans and their families an array of services including transitional housing, food, clothes, utilities, medical transportation, phones, medications, and holiday boxes.

FRIDAY 9/3/20
SENIOR DAY & LEXINGTON KIDS SPECIAL ED SCHOOLS

8 AM   Free breakfast for volunteers, pilots, and bikers

9 AM   Gates Open 

9:15 AM   Welcome & Opening Ceremonies

  • Present Colors
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Short Prayer
  • What is a Veteran
  • National Anthem
  • Announcements
  • Thanks to Sponsors

9 AM   Motorcycle registration begins (release forms)

9:30 AM   Honor Garden & Open Mic by Young Marines 

10 AM – 2 PM   Planes on display, air demonstrations, rides

10 AM   Biker Run Parade Out (back by 3) 

10 AM – 3 PM   Poker Walk starts (sell cards at gate)

12 PM   Kids’ Airplane Crafts start ($5.00) Home Depot?

12 PM   Band start (MELLOW) 

12 PM – 6 PM Games (adults & kids): corn hole, ring toss, bounce house 

12 PM   Chili Cook-off starts in Hangar #1 (tickets and ballots at entry) 

3 PM   Bikes return (Check-in)

4 PM   Kids’ Plane Crafts Contest 

5 PM   Prize and Awards Ceremony

  • Door Prize
  • Plane Games: trophy
  • 50/50 Winner: half of tickets sold
  • Poker Walk (High & Low Hands): $100 prize and coins
  • Poker Run (High & Low Hands): $100 prize and coins
  • Kids Plane Crafts
  • Longest Flight: coin & $
  • Most Original Paint: coin & $
  • Shortest Flight coin & $

4:30 PM   Bike Games Start

8 PM   Drone Demonstration

9 PM Event Close & Closing Ceremonies

  • Retirement of Colors
  • Prayer
  • Reading
  • Taps

SATURDAY 9/4/20 

8 AM   Fly-in Free Breakfast for Volunteers, Bikers & Pilots

9 AM   Welcome & Opening Ceremonies

  • Honor Guard Presentation of Colors
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Prayer
  • God Bless America
  • Military Poem
  • Announcements

9 AM   Motorcycle Registration

9 AM – 10 AM   Planes fly-In

9:30 AM   Honor Garden & Young Marines Open Mic

10 AM – 2 PM   Plane Demonstrations and Rides

10 AM – 3 PM   Poker Walk Starts

10 AM   Biker Run Parade Out

12 PM   Band Starts

12 PM   Hot Air Balloon Kids’ Crafts Starts

3 PM   Bikes Return

4 PM   Hot Air Balloons Kids’ Crafts Contest

5 PM   Award Presentations

  • Door Prize
  • Paratroopers
  • Plane Games
  • Poker Run
  • Poker Walk
  • 50/50 Winner

6 PM   Bike Games

6 PM   Complete Air Event

6 PM Kids’ Planes Crafts Release Highest Flight, Most Creative, Land Lover 

8 PM   Drone Demonstration

9 PM   Event Close and Closing Ceremonies

  • Retirement of Colors
  • God Bless America
  • Prayer
  • Reading
  • Taps

SUNDAY 9/5/20

8 AM   Free Breakfast for pilots, volunteers, & bikers

9 AM   Welcome & Opening Ceremonies

  • Honor Guard Presentation of Colors
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Prayer
  • Poem
  • America The Beautiful
  • Announcements

9 AM   Motorcycle Registration

9 AM   Planes Fly-In 

9 AM   Plane Demonstrations Stars

9:30 AM   Open Mic

10 AM   Biker Run Parade Out

10 AM – 3 PM   Poker Walk Starts 

11 AM – 2 PM   Plane Demonstrations 

12 Noon   Kids’ Kite Class Starts 

12 Noon   Band Starts

2 PM   Planes on Display

4 PM   Young Marines Flag Retirement Ceremony

4 PM   Kids’ Crafts Awards

5 PM   Awards Presentations

  • 50/50 Winner
  • Daily Door Prize
  • Plane Games
  • Poker Walk (High & Low Hand)
  • Poker Run ( High & Low Hand)

6 PM   Bike Games awards after each game

8 PM   Drone Demonstrations

9 PM   Event Closes & Closing Ceremonies

  • Retirement of Colors
  • Prayer
  • God Bless America
  • Taps