Friends gather balloons to pass out at the memorial service for Sun City resident Monte Haag, who moved to Sun City in 2000 and died in December 2010. He died in a crash flying an ultralight plane outside of Sun City. The service was held in Social Hall No. 1 of the Bell Recreation Center and the balloons were released from a tennis court Monte played on often in Sun City, Arizona December 11, 2010.

2010 marked the 50th anniversary of Sun City, America’s first retirement city that remains the largest today with more than 40,000 residents 55 and older. The city, which is age-restricted, was completely planned by construction magnate Del Webb.