Events: Arizona - Phoenix - Scottsdale
- Our Stories - Always Ready, Always There: Stories from the Arizona Army National Guard
- 11.18.2017 10.30PM
- Chandler Basha Library - Chandler
- Family Events
Explore the diverse stories of Arizona’s Army National Guard. Young O’odham and Maricopa Indian men helped originate the National Guard as scouts against the Apache Indians in the late 1860s. In the early 1900s, future Tempe constable and Civil Rights leader, Cresencio “Chris” Sigala, protected the new state’s border. Turning to contemporary times, Rose Mattie deployed to Iraq two times and then served in an elite all-women’s team with the Green Berets in Afghanistan. For more information, visit chandlermuseum.org
The Our Stories speaker series hosts speakers throughout the year to provide expert insight into the history of Chandler, the Valley and Arizona. Presentations in this series are presented by the Chandler Museum, Chandler Historical Society, Chandler Public Library and the City of Chandler, bringing arts, history and culture to Chandler residents and visitors.