Celebrate Our Nation and Honor Our Veterans

A look back in time to July 4, 2009! A retro epic parade!

Attention All Veterans: Quail Creek is celebrating you and your branch of the military at the Flag Raising Ceremony and parade on July 4th at the Madera clubhouse. We invite you to bedeck your convertible or golf cart with patriotic décor and make/attach a sign with your name and branch of service, bring the flag from your military branch, and come for a morning of celebration. Are you a friend of a veteran who is unable to prepare a vehicle for the parade? Please consider decorating your vehicle and inviting him or her to ride along.

All QC residents are encouraged to attend and participate as we celebrate our nation and honor our veterans at the solemn Flag Raising Ceremony and parade. Please decorate carts/cars/bikes/scooters/RZRs to the wildest edges of your imaginations for this patriotic celebration. Do you have a truck and trailer? Make a float! Have a decorating contest within your club/committee/unit and come to the parade as a group! Can you feel the ideas flowing? We can’t wait to see what your imagination creates.

Everyone planning on entering the parade, please sign up beginning June 23 at the Member Services Desk.

Schedule of the Day:

7 to 11 a.m.: Coffee bar open, veterans’ video in Gold Room

7:15 a.m.: MOAA-sponsored food drive and 50/50 raffle for the 162nd Fighter Wing, AZ Air National Guard

7:30 to 8:20 a.m.: Welcoming, Color Guard, flag raising, speaker: Commander Bradley Roberson (Senior Instructor, Naval JROTC, Sahuarita High School), armed forces music medley with each branch waving their flags, Ukulele Group, parade line-up

8:30 to 11 a.m.: Parade, return to coffee bar for breakfast, veterans’ video, raffle ticket sales, make contributions to food drive

11 a.m. to 7 p.m.: Grill open

2 to 4 p.m.: Bingo in Madera Ballroom

4 to 7 p.m.: Little House of Funk at the Grill