Mayor’s Military Induction Ceremony

Mayor’s Military Induction Ceremony
Posted on 05/18/2023

Glendale Mayor Jerry P. Weiers Hosts Mayor’s Military Induction Ceremony

On Friday night, May 12, 2023, Glendale Mayor Jerry P. Weiers partnered with local sponsors to host the Mayor’s Military Induction Ceremony. Officials from the U.S. Armed Forces and community organizations saluted the decision made by local high school students to enlist in the military. Recruits were honored with a ceremonial stole, presented their first challenge coin, and received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Mayor’s Office. The ceremony also included the ceremonial administering of military oath and a musical tribute. The keynote address was given by General Robin Rand (Retired), a retired United States Air Force four-star general and former commander of Luke Air Force Base. Venton Blandin, ABC15 reporter, who joined the United States Marine Corps in 1998 and received an honorable discharge, was the master of ceremonies.

“This ceremony was a way for us to honor the inductees and let the families know that there is a community supporting them and their military family members. I’m proud to say we had about 350 recruits this year and more than 700 family and friends in attendance, which was our biggest group so far,” said Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers.

The ceremony was held at the Northwest Campus of CalvaryPHX at 6060 W. Bell Road. The replay of the ceremony can be viewed at, and the photo album is available at

“These young people making a commitment to join the military deserve our utmost respect. Our country's strength and reserve are promoted worldwide by members of our Armed Forces. This ceremony shows that we care for them and their families, and we appreciate their service and sacrifice. This event also brings the community together to publicly acknowledge the courage and commitment that each of them are making.

This event was made possible by donations from businesses and community patrons. Special thanks to the Premier Sponsor, Four Peaks Endodontics. And thank you to the Proud Supporters: 501C Realty Team, Business Affairs Glendale, CalvaryPHX, D & L Press Inc., Ideal Insurance, Sandy Coor VFW Post 1433, and Sounds of the Southwest Singers for their donations to support the event.