Tag: veterans

Save the date for Patriot Day Tribute Parade and Ceremony

SunBird is honored to hold our Second Annual Patriot Day Tribute Parade and Ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 11. Help us show appreciation and express our gratitude to all active and retired emergency personnel for their dedication and service to our wonderful communities, as well as honor the memory of those who lost their lives on…

Hooked on Healing Veterans Ride set for February 23

This rapidly-growing ride raises funds that go to support our returning wounded veterans. One hundred percent of our ride proceeds go to the Phoenix program of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, a not-for-profit dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military personnel and disabled veterans through Fly Fishing and associated activities, including…

Veterans Day Dinner for all veterans

A Veterans Day Dinner was offered by the General Manager of Olive Garden, Mark Coleman, at the Olive Garden at Cross Roads Center. Pictured is Jay Sanderson (left), Mr. Rick Volpe, Commander, (right) thanking Mr. Coleman (center) with an award from the Desert Navy in Chandler.

VFW Bingo improved

  Cheri Almond Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) weekly Bingo fundraiser is getting a much-needed facelift. VFW Post 8053 in Sun Lakes has purchased a new Bingo call station and upgraded display lights. These improvements will enhance the flow and fun of the game. VFW weekly Bingo game is open to all ages 18 years…

This, That and Other Stuff

Thanking our SunBird veterans Bob Neuman Veterans Day is an official United States public holiday, observed annually to honor our military. The armistice that ended World War I was signed at 11:00 a.m. on the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. At that very time, SunBird residents will file into the ballroom to…

Social Events

  Monday, September 3 HOA Office & Post Office Closed in Observance of the Labor Day Holiday. DJ Jamal in the Horizon Room – Friday, September 7, 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Bring your dancing shoes for a fun-filled evening with Jamal. This will be dancing music only. Purchase your favorite drinks at the bar or one…

Honoring all SunBird Veterans

Bob Neuman Some time ago, it was decided to honor our SunBird veterans. Thanks to the Project Planning Board and interested others, the idea became a reality. A beautiful plaque now is attached to the wall across from the library. In addition, a book is well under way that contains pictures and information about over…

588 flags line the streets supporting freedom and veterans

Jackie Cox Amid the parades and fireworks on July 4th, 538 SunBird residents will fly flags in their front yards, reflecting deep appreciation and support for our military that protects us and our freedoms. Freedom isn’t free. The flags began flying on Memorial Day, remembering the many who sacrificed their lives and health, and whose…

Korean War and Service Veterans to meet April 24

  Stacy Sweet The R Countryman Chapter of the Korean War/Korea Service Veterans will meet on Tuesday, April 24, in the Friendship Room of the Sun Lakes Country Club at 10:00 a.m. KWVA is in the process of securing a speaker, so you will have to come to the meeting and find out who it…

Attention all SunBird military vets

  Bob Neuman No, you have not been neglected or forgotten. The committee has met, discussed and made progress in their attempt to arrive to recognize your sacrifice that kept us free and safe. Several veterans have contacted our office to give name, branch, rank and when and where served. If you have yet to…