Special ‘Tombstone at Twilight’ Event to Honor US Military, Past and Present

"Tombstone at Twilight" may sound like a movie in which two gunmen face each other in the street as the Arizona sun goes down, but it is the name for an event held monthly in the town made famous by the gunfight at the O.K. Corral. The first Tombstone at Twilight was held in October 2013. We received the following media release about an upcoming celebration and wanted to share it with our readers.

“A Star Spangled Tombstone at Twilight”
Tombstone, Arizona, Saturday, June 28, 2014
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Come join us for our next Tombstone at Twilight celebration, featuring a patriotic salute to our military, past and present. Special Guests of Honor for the evening include Major General Robert P. Ashley and Medal of Honor recipient Drew Dix. As a Special Forces Sergeant, Mr. Dix was awarded the Medal of Honor and became the first enlisted man in the U.S. Army Special Forces to receive the Medal of Honor.

Tombstone at Twilight salutes those who have served and those who are serving now. We pay our special respects to those who are Vietnam Veterans in acknowledgment of the 50th anniversary of the war. Opening ceremonies begin at 5:00 in the afternoon at the corner of 4th and Allen Streets. The 62nd Army Band bluegrass quartet, the Cochise County Outlaws, will be playing in the City Park located at 3rd and Allen Streets, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Gunfights are scheduled on Allen street at 5:45, 6:45 and 7:30 p.m. Raffle prizes will be drawn throughout the evening at 6, 7, and 8:00 p.m. at the Visitor’s Center.

Medal of Honor recipient Drew Dix
Medal of Honor recipient Drew Dix
Buskers will be on the street throughout the evening playing period music and providing entertainment from the past. Many shops will be offering discounts to veterans and active duty personnel for the evening. Please join us for a fun filled evening of gunfights, shopping and dining in the Wild West atmosphere that is Tombstone, Az.

Tombstone at Twilight is a monthly event in Tombstone occurring on the fourth Saturday of the month. We encourage the public to participate by dressing in period clothing to enhance the atmosphere. Please come early in the day to take in everything Tombstone has to offer, Stagecoach rides, Trolley tours and the Good Enough Mine Tour. Visit our museums such as, Tombstone Courthouse State Park, the Bird Cage Theatre, The Rose Tree, Boothill Graveyard, and the Western Heritage Museum. Entertain yourselves with a gunfight at Helldorado Town, the Wyatt Earp Theatre and the O.K. Corral. Belly up to the bar at the historic Crystal Palace Saloon, Doc Holliday’s, Big Nose Kate’s Saloon and many other fine establishments. We have several fine restaurants and shopping for every taste.

We are located approximately 70 miles south of Tucson and a mere 16 miles from Sierra Vista. A visit to Tombstone creates memories for a lifetime and many a return trip.

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