Anthem Community Council Honors Dennis Salisbury with 2023 Veterans Service Award

Anthem, Ariz. – During the Veterans Day Ceremony held November 11, the Anthem Community Council (ACC) recognized Dennis Salisbury as the recipient of the 2023 Anthem Veterans Service Award. Created by the ACC in 2013 and presented annually, the award recognizes an individual or group demonstrating “extraordinary service and selfless dedication in support of our nation’s veterans.”

His role as a veteran leader in this community began many years ago. Salisbury is one of those veterans who knows only how to say- "yes," or "how may I help" and his involvement spans veteran event and activity in Anthem for years, including the Veterans Day and Memorial Day ceremonies, visits to veterans at the federal penitentiary, working with Youth for Troops on many projects, and helping veteran families in need.

Sourced from the nomination, Salisbury’s contributions made an impact, "Because of this individual's tireless hours and selfless dedication in support of our veterans, Anthem is a much greater place. The Anthem Veterans Memorial activities are elevated due to his assistance and countless veterans have been positively honored, supported and saluted by him in ways we may never know.”

A plaque with the names of all recipients is on display at the Anthem Civic Building. Past winners, selected annually by the ACC Board of Directors based on nominations submitted from the community, include: Daisy Mountain Veterans, Ray Norris, MaryAnn Derryberry, Liz Turner, Bob Hackett and John Simmons, Tom Kirk, and Ron Tucker.

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About the Anthem Veterans Memorial

The award-winning memorial was dedicated Nov. 11, 2011, and received Arizona Historic Landmark status six months later. Fundraising and the sale pavers in the Circle of Honor continue. The Anthem Veterans Memorial Support Team (AVMST), an affiliate group to the Anthem Community Council, is composed of volunteers who assist in fundraising, programming, and community outreach specific to the AVM.

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