Tag: veterans

Sun Lakes Rotary and Healing Vets present the Hooked on Healing Veterans Ride – Feb. 23

  This rapidly-growing motorcycle 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…

Veterans Day dinner

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 Post 8053 auxiliary news

The Freedom Festival and Christmas Event will be at the Sun Lakes Country Club in the Navajo Room. Events include stations for children to decorate cookies with red, white and blue decorations, two craft stations to make ornaments and light snacks for children and adults. Of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus will join in the…

Wreaths Across America

  Roman Martin As I write this, we have moved into fall and are looking forward to Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Christmas. But let us pause and add one more date in this series – Wreaths Across America Day, December 15, 2018. On that date at approximately 8:30 a.m., we will place a wreath on…

Wreaths Across America

  Roman Martin We’re back! We have returned for another chance to Remember, Honor and Teach. The Chandler Elks Lodge #2429, in partnership with The Exchange Club of Chandler and Wreaths Across America, will once again be placing memorial wreaths on the graves of those people who have served in the Armed Forces of the…

You are invited! Marine Corps Birthday Ball

Denise Lott Veteran’s Day and the birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps are approaching in November. In keeping with tradition, our East Valley Marine Corps League’s Sun Lakes Detachment 1296 is hosting its annual Birthday Ball. The Ball will be on Saturday, November 10, at the Oakwood Country Club. The public is invited to enjoy…

Veterans – mark your calendars

  Stacy Sweet The R Countryman Chapter of the Korean War/Korea Service Veterans will meet on Tuesday, September 25, in the Friendship Room of the Sun Lakes Country Club at 10:00 a.m. KWVA is proud to present a representative from the Mesa Veterans Resource Center. Mesa Veterans Resource Center provides a centralized location in Mesa…

Purple Heart Day – August 7

  Matt Niesz On Friday, March 16, 2018, Governor Ducey signed Senate Bill 1089 – Purp1e Heart Day, sponsored by Senator Sonny Borrelli, R-Dist. 5. The legislation recognizes August 7 as “Purple Heart Day” in Arizona. It was on August 7, 1782, at his headquarters in Newburgh, New York, that General George Washington, the Commander…

Ways to honor a veteran

  Karen Shaffer 1. Attend events, such as the Memorial Day Service held annually at the Flag Pole Pavilion near the SLCC. Hear the tributes to our veterans and stories from veterans, such as Arden Rowley, former POW during the Korean War. 2. Donate to the Poppy Drive held each year to fund services for…