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Coupons for Troops

You can donate coupons, even those recently expired, to military families overseas. Visit www.CouponstoTroops.com for details.

Veterans’ Voice

Art Sloane With many veteran organizations in Chandler and Sun Lakes there are many deserving veterans that should be recommended for the Veterans Hall of Fame. How do you nominate someone for this honor which is given to only about 20 veterans a year out of 650,000 for their service after they leave the service?…

Korean War/Korea Service Veterans news

Pictured (left to right) KWVA State Commander Gene Spruce, Treasurer John Thaxton, Commander Jay Sanderson, Second Vice Commander Mike Tennant, Secretary Diane Schkegek, Director Jesse Gersten, Director Wayne Krula, Judge Advocate Robert Sjolin, and First Vice Commander Richard Veenihuis.

The R Countryman Chapter of the Korean War/Korea Service Veterans will meet on Tuesday, February 23 in the Friendship Room of the Sun Lakes Country Club at 10:00 a.m. KWVA is proud to welcome Don Palmer, the youngest of 80 engineers at Collins Radio Co. in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, who helped design and manufacture all…

Veterans’ Voice

Art Sloane Ernest W. McFarland and the American Dream. The public is invited to experience the new memorial to honor Ernest McFarland. McFarland served as U.S. Senator, Senate Majority Leader, Governor, as Chief Justice of the AZ Supreme Court and was a Father of the GI Bill – helping millions of veterans obtain educations and…

Korean War / Korea Service Vets

Stacy Sweet The R Countryman Chapter of the Korean War/Korea Service Veterans will meet on Tuesday, January 26 in the Friendship Room of the Sun Lakes Country Club at 10:00 a.m. KWVA is proud to welcome Brigadier General Gregg Maxon, who retired from the Arizona Army National Guard on July 9, 2007. He served as…

Holiday card reminder

Treva Christenson While you are sending out your Christmas cards this year, grab an extra one and address it to: A Recovering American Soldier, c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 6900 Georgia Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20307-500; and don’t forget Veterans Day as well as Thanksgiving Day.

Veterans Day spearheads Rotary’s November meeting

Norm Noble On Tuesday, November 3, Dr. Fred DePrez, recently-retired Principal of Hamilton High School and member of the Sun Lakes Rotary, will be part of a team of guest speakers presenting “We the People.” At the end of the 2015 school year, Fred retired, ending a remarkable 17-year run at one of the most…

Coming soon: Salute Our Veterans Golf Tournament

Fred Garmeson The SunBird Lions/Lions Foundation of Arizona Salute Our Veterans golf tournament is right around the corner – November 14, 2015. There will be a 7:00 a.m. check-in followed by coffee and donuts before the 8:00 a.m. shotgun start. The price is only $40 and includes golf, cash prizes and a great lunch in…

Veterans

Gene Gulliver They were there with Washington when he crossed the Delaware. They were there when the Star Spangled Banner was conceived. They were at Shiloh and Gettysburg. They charged up a hill in San Juan. They laid in muddy trenches, enduring savage artillery barrages in France. They stormed the murderous beaches of Normandy and marched…

Fly the flag with pride

Fred Garmeson During the week of December 7 residents saw the American flag flying throughout SunBird to honor those that fought at Pearl Harbor on that day. That is just one of eight days that the SunBird Lions puts out flags for their subscribers. Other dates include Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day,…