Monday, June 6, 2011
OPENING : ABAD MOMENTO ARIZONA 
Part of the opening of ABAD Moment in Phoenix included a military color guard presentation. Pictured here is veteran Bob Hicks playing taps at the gallery. See more photographs from the opening here.
Text by Patricia Sahertian, curator of the exhibition in Phoenix, Arizona:
Opening night at Willo North Gallery for the A Book About Death ~ Memento exhibit with special honors for John S. Turner. The Glendale American Legion Post #29 Honor Guard, under Bob Hicks was there to perform the memorial ceremony. Many thanks to George Cushing, retired U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sergeant, past commander of the Northwest Valley Veterans Association for organizing the service. Introductions and memorial prayers were said by Rev. R. Dale Copsey, Ret. Chaplain, Lt Col, USAF-Ret, a 2007 recipient of the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame Society from Mesa, Arizona.