Tag: veterans

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…

Sun Lakes VFW Post 8053 Auxiliary

  Karen Shaffer Who are we? What do we do? We are the nation’s oldest veteran’s service organization auxiliary. For more than 100 years, we have been serving veterans, the military and their families in countless ways. Millions of hours, millions of dollars and millions of tributes. This is who we are. To learn more…

Cottonwood Palo Verde’s Veterans Day celebration

Linda Caton At our special Veteran’s Day Celebration this year, the East Valley Young Marines presented the colors along with a Flag folding demonstration. After this very touching moment, the flag was then presented to the oldest veteran in the audience, Mr. Louis Verrochi (94 years young!). Thank you to all who attended and those…

Wreaths Across America

Roman and Nancy Martin As we write this, we are in the waning days of procuring sponsorships for this program for 2017. We are now preparing to place our wreaths on the grave sites of the veterans in Valley of the Sun Cemetery on Chandler Heights Road. We will honor and respect those veterans in…

Veterans Day concert at SLUMC November 9

Jean Wheeler On Thursday, November 9, at 4:00 p.m., the Sun Lakes United Methodist Church (SLUMC) will present an evening of patriotic music featuring the SLUMC Choir, the Hamilton High School Choir and the ASU Men’s Choir in the church sanctuary. The event will honor and recognize the veterans by service group, and there will…

“Wreaths Across America” comes to Sun Lakes

Roman Martin As this is written, it is hard to think about cooler weather and Christmas. Elk’s Veterans Assistance Committee of the Chandler Lodge of the B.P.O.E. #2429 is participating in this patriotic endeavor to place a wreath on the grave of each veteran from any service or timeframe. Our target is Valley of the…

Why I was eligible for membership in the VFW Auxiliary

Sandra Whittenberg Reminder – Deadlines for VFW Scholarship local entries are as follows: Patriotic Art Deadline for 2017-2018: 3/31/2018 Patriot’s Pen & Voice of Democracy Deadline for 2017-2018: 10/31/2017 For complete details on each of these three scholarship contests, to run off rules and application forms, go to website, https://vfwauxiliary.org/scholarships/; ask your school office which teacher is…