Nov. 15, 2013
"I am saddened to learn of the sudden loss of one of our community's most dedicated, passionate leaders, the Honorable Ben Miranda. Ben fought tirelessly for those without the means to fight for themselves. He understood the challenges of the underdog because he had walked many miles in their shoes. An honored war veteran, advocate for education, husband, father and friend to all - my heart goes out to his family and loved ones left behind. Ben was the recipient of the very first City of Phoenix Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 'Living the Dream' Award for his dedication to human and civil rights for all here in Phoenix - a fitting honor for a man who helped make the dreams of others a reality. May God bless Ben Miranda, his family, friends and the community in which he tirelessly served."
-- Councilman Daniel Valenzuela