Tag: veterans

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,…

East Valley Marines join in recognizing Marine Sgt. Bruce’s sacrifice

East Valley Marine Pat Rice presents Sgt. Robert Bruce with a certificate for donation from the detachment while Marine Master Sergeant Salvador Marquez of the Wounded Warrior Regiment looks on.

Denise Lott On Saturday, November 15, Homes for Our Troops presented Sgt. Robert Bruce with the keys to his new home in Mesa, AZ. Representatives from the East Valley Marines, Detachment 1296, were on hand and provided Sgt. Bruce and his wife, Megan, with a new bedroom set and a donation to fill his refrigerator.…

Invitation to local veterans

Forrest Cheuvront Sun Lakes Lions Club is offering local U.S. veterans a special opportunity to serve their community. The Involve a U.S. Veteran program is a nationwide initiative sponsored by Lions Clubs International that offers qualified U.S. veterans an entrance fee waiver when joining a local Lions club. Eligible veterans include retired U.S. military personnel…

Sun Lakes VFW supports Lions Club

Lions Club members Garner and Sully with Commander Peer

Cheri Almond Sun Lakes Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 8053 works closely with philanthropic clubs within Sun Lakes that support our veterans. Sun Lakes Lions Club is such an organization with whom the VFW is proud to support. As a result of the Post’s support in ticket sales and volunteer work at the Lions’…

Korean War Veterans Association – December 2014

John W. Sonley, Wounded, 5th RCT and Dominic DiGiovanni, Wounded 555 F.A. Unbeknownst to the citizens of Scottsdale and the state of Arizona, on October 25 over 400 Korean War veterans and guests invaded the area without casualties to either side. These veterans and their guests were invited to attend the presentation of an Ambassador…