A Hero’s Salute on Memorial Day Holiday



The 2015 A Hero’s Salute will be held at the Pima Air & Space Museum

May 25th at 3:00PM

6000 E Valencia Rd, Tucson, AZ 85706


Ticket price includes admission to the A Hero’s Salute event AND Pima Air and Space Museum


Join us as Arts Express honors the brave men and women from Southern Arizona who have served, as well as those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. This uplifting and inspirational Memorial Day tribute recognizes our military,first responders, public servants, and all those who have placed themselves before others.

The program will feature the Arts Express Singers and Brass Quintet, along with inspirational speakers. Conducted by Dr. David Ashcraft, Co-Artistic Director of Arts Express.

More info and to buy tickets: http://www.arts-express.org/a-heros-salute/


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Carolyn Classen
Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).