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Korean War Veterans

Chapter Commander Leon “Skip” Johnson Thankfully, pertaining to the virus epidemic we’re facing, there has been a welcome amount of progress being made. As of Jan. 11, the virus vaccine was made available to those who met the Class B requirements, and for those who were able to get an appointment, things went relatively smoothly…

Korean War Veterans

Chapter Commander Leon “Skip” Johnson The Korean War Veterans would like to extend their thanks to you all who supported this organization throughout the tough times we all experienced during the past year. A special thank you goes out to the organization members who supported the last event of the year, which was a success,…

Korean War Veterans

Chapter Commander Leon “Skip” Johnson Although the scheduled monthly activities have been in a holding pattern since the coronavirus was identified earlier in the year, the future in finding a speedy solution to an adequate fix is still uncertain. Based on the latest information available, the staff of the Korean War Veterans have reached the…

Korean War Veterans Update

Chapter Commander Leon “Skip” Johnson The Korean War Veterans is an organization made up of veterans of the Korean War and others who have an interest in helping the cause of the many who are in need of help for their friends or family members. During normal times, the Korean veterans would be meeting monthly at…

Golf to Help Veterans in Need

Jim Treacy East Valley Marines, Detachment 1296, is sponsoring their seventh annual Charity Golf Tournament to benefit our Arizona service members. The tournament is on April 3, 2020, at the Oakwood Country Club. It is a four-person scramble with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Check-in is 7 a.m. with coffee and doughnuts. You will…

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…