Meet the Veterans Wall Class of 2022
August 26, 2022
(Sierra Vista, AZ – August XX, 2022) – Canyon Vista Medical Center (CVMC) and the Legacy Foundation of Southeast Arizona are excited to announce this year’s Veteran Wall honorees. This year’s class includes the first Coast Guard honoree and two females.
The members of the Veterans Wall Class of 2022 are Charles Balzarini (Coast Guard), Mark Dannels (Army), Joseph Ford (Navy), Kiven Hardison (Army), Wesley Hewitt (Army), Larry Horton (Army), Fredrick “Rick” Mueller (Army), Robert Murphy (Army), Donald Lee Price (Marine), Trisha Thompson (Army), Jennifer VandeWeg (Army) and Robert White (Army).
Canyon Vista Medical Center and the Legacy Foundation of Southeast Arizona recognizes those former or current residents of Cochise County who have worn the uniform of the nation’s armed forces and have substantially contributed to their community. Honorees demonstrate their commitment to Cochise County through volunteering and community service.
“Our 12 honorees have dedicated their life to service, even after their tenure in the US military,” said Veterans Wall committee chair Lorna Cook. “We are excited to recognize these men and women for their service to our community.”
These veterans continued their military value of selfless service long after hanging up the uniform. We honor them for helping make Cochise County what it is today, with contributions ranging from campaigning for arts education in schools to creating ways to make health care more accessible.
The 12 honorees will be recognized on Nov. 10, 2022 during an in-person ceremony held at Canyon Vista Medical Center. The honorees will have their photo and biography hung on the Veterans Wall, located inside CVMC for a year.
About Canyon Vista Medical Center
Canyon Vista Medical Center operates a Joint Commission Accredited 100-bed acute care hospital in Sierra Vista with an outpatient surgery and imaging centers. The hospital is a Level III Trauma Center, an Arizona Cardiac Receiving Center, received The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Knee Replacement, and is a Pink Ribbon Facility for Breast Health Excellence featuring 3D Mammography. From Behavioral Health services to complete Rehabilitation Services, our core purpose is to treat everyone like family, providing the peace of mind that comes from receiving extraordinary care, close to home.
About The Legacy Foundation of Southeast Arizona
The Legacy Foundation of Southeast Arizona was formed in 2013. With a mission to promote population health and community wellness throughout southeast Arizona, the Legacy Foundation achieves its mission through philanthropy, capacity building, collaboration, and innovation. A private foundation, the Legacy Foundation partners with nonprofit and government agencies throughout Cochise and eastern Santa Cruz Counties. Through grant funding, these partnerships have resulted in projects that have improved inter-city transportation, increased food access, enhanced community parks, aided veteran services, established community gardens and much more. Most recently, the Legacy Foundation awarded strategic grants to several organizations focused on expanding behavioral health services.
To learn more, visit https://lfsaz.org.