Sacaton in Pinal County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Dedicated to Ira H. Hayes USMC
Ira H. Hayes USMC
February 23rd 1992
by the Memorial Committee
Lance Lewis Director,
Shirley Lewis Coordinator
JR Currea Artist
In Country Vietnam Veterans
Post 2 Tempe Arizona
Ira H. Hayes American Legion Post 84, Sacaton Arizona
Erected 1992 by In Country Vietnam Veterans and Ira H. Hayes American Legion Post 84.
Location. 33° 4.845′ N, 111° 44.726′ W. Marker is in Sacaton, Arizona, in Pinal County. Marker is at the intersection of Sacaton Road (Arizona Route 87) and Sacaton-Casa Blanca Road, on the right when traveling east on Sacaton Road. Click for map. Town center of Sacaton, AZ. Marker is at or near this postal address: 190 West Pima Street, Sacaton AZ 85147, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dedicated to the Memory of Matthew B. Juan (a few steps from this marker); Honoring Native American Women Veterans (within shouting distance of this marker); Military Order Purple Heart of the U.S.A. (within shouting distance of this marker); Gila River Indian Reservation (approx. 3.5 miles away); Gadsden Purchase (approx. 3.5 miles away); a different marker also named Gila River Indian Reservation (approx. 3.9 miles away); a different marker also named Gadsden Purchase (approx. 3.9 miles away); Gila River Internment Center - Rivers, Arizona (approx. 6.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sacaton.
More about this marker. This marker is in the Matthew B. Juan / Ira H. Hayes Veterans Memorial Park. It is a very nice Akimel O'odam (Pima) American Indian veteran memorial park, with a mural-roofed stage. The mural recreates the famous Joe Rosenthal photo, the flag raising on Mt. Surubachi, Iwo Jima Island. Hays's story is fairly well known. Juan was the first Arizona soldier killed in World War I.
Also see . . .
1. Arlington National Cemetery Website - Ira Hamilton Hayes. The Official Arlington National Cemetery Age
2. Wikipedia entry for Ira Hayes Wiki. This Wiki citation leads to the same text in many languages. Some are linked to the page, the rest are linked through all Ira Hayes Wikipedia pages.
3. French Ira Hayes Wiki.
4. German Ira Hayes Wiki.
5. Catalan Ira Hayes Wiki.
6. Arlington National Cemetery Tombstone and Bio Flickr Page. In addition to Hayes', this site documents the Arlington graves of many notable American veterans.
7. Ira H. Hayes American Legion Post 84. Link to the Sacaton American Legion Legion Post web page.
8. Gila River Indian Community Web Page.
9. National Archives Image of Ira Hayes Early in his Marine Corps Service. Courtesy National Archives, photo no. #519164
1. More about the Memorial
Embedded in the top of the Memorial are several stones from the top of Mt.Suribachi. These stones were provided by and transported to Sacaton Arizona by the government of Japan.
Additional keywords. Akimel Au-Authm, Akimel O'odham, Pima
Categories. • 20th Century • Heroes • Military • Native Americans • Notable Events • Notable Persons • War, World II •
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