Veterans AZ Episode 2 – Remembering the Fallen

“All gave some, some gave all” -- the latest episode of Veterans AZ is dedicated to those service members who lost their lives in the line of duty. We remember them on Memorial Day and should remember them always. 

This episode features an interview with Maj. Jim Geiser, USMC (Ret.), a longtime Scottsdale resident and Vietnam veteran who has dedicated his post service life to honoring the Fallen – fellow veterans who died in military service to the nation. Learn about his involvement creating the Arizona State University Veterans Memorial Wall, and about his latest project - the Scottsdale Memorial For the Fallen. 

Did you know a large relic from the USS Arizona (BB-39) is now the centerpiece of a new tribute to the state’s namesake ship right here in the Valley? In this episode you also will learn how a conversation about a flag more than a decade ago led to a piece of the USS Arizona being delivered to the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, who built an incredible new memorial built around it. 

You will also meet Jan Scruggs, a man who channeled his traumatic experience in Vietnam to create one of the most meaningful and impactful memorials in the world – the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. 


Find the current episode and previous ones at


About Veterans AZ

Veterans AZ is a video series that shares the stories of Arizona veterans and focuses attention on the many organizations and programs that serve veterans in the Valley of the Sun. The program is produced as part of the Scottsdale Veterans Advisory Commission's efforts to increase communication and awareness about veterans, their accomplishments, and the services and organizations supporting those who have worn the uniform of the United States armed forces. This program is produced by the City of Scottsdale, but features veterans news and information from across the Valley of the Sun and Arizona. 
Veterans AZ is also available in your favorite podcast app.


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