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.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Heroes • Military • Native Americans • Notable Events • War, World II.
Location. 33° 4.845′ N, 111° 44.726′ W. Marker is in Sacaton, Arizona, in Pinal County. Memorial is at the intersection of Sacaton Road (Arizona Route 87) and Sacaton-Casa Blanca Road, on the right when traveling east on Sacaton Road. Town center of Sacaton, AZ. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 190 West Pima Street, Sacaton AZ 85147, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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 VeteransMilitary Order Purple Heart of the U.S.A. (within shouting distance of this marker); Gila River Indian Reservation (approx. 3½ miles away); Gadsden Purchase (approx. 3½ 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). Touch for a list and map 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. Hayes' story is fairly well known. Juan was the first Arizona soldier killed in World War I.
Also see . . .
1. Ira Hayes. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on January 8, 2010.)
2. Ira Hayes. Flickr website entry, with his Arlington National Cemetery Tombstone and the Arlington graves of many notable American veterans. (Submitted on January 8, 2010.)
3. Gila River Indian Community. Community website homepage (Submitted on January 9, 2010.)
4. Ira Hamilton Hayes. "Find A Grave" entry. (Submitted on August 24, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
1. More about the memorial
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— Submitted February 16, 2011, by Roy Martin of Glendale, Arizona.
Additional keywords. Akimel Au-Authm, Akimel O'odham, Pima
Credits. This page was last revised on June 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 7, 2010. This page has been viewed 3,535 times since then and 127 times this year. Last updated on July 10, 2010. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 7, 2010. 4. submitted on January 22, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 5. submitted on August 24, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. 6. submitted on June 4, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.