Tag: veterans

Veterans Day celebration

Memorial Day was celebrated by a group of Sun Lakes and SunBird veterans. Patricia Nicholaisen is shown thanking the Olive Garden manager with a “Thank You” appreciation certificate from all Arizona veterans.

Wreaths Across America

Roman Martin Tempus Fugit – Time Flies. Oh, how quickly we are approaching that Saturday when we will place our Remembrance Wreaths on the graves of those heroes who have served our country in the uniformed services. There are over 2,700 veterans’ gravesites at Valley of the Sun Cemetery on Chandler Heights Road in Chandler,…

Poppy sale to support Arizona veterans

Susan Karesky On Nov. 10 and 11, in honor of Veterans Day, Jewish War Veterans Copper State Post 619 will distribute poppies and poppy stickers to people who make a donation for veterans in need at local Fry’s Supermarkets. The poppy is a symbol of remembrance and hope for a positive future and a peaceful world.…

Veteran’s Day concert planned at SLUMC on November 7

Jean Wheeler 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, The Arizona Statesmen, in the church sanctuary on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 4 p.m. The event will honor and recognize the veterans by service group, and there…

Honor our vets at annual Poppy Ball – March 9

David and Angie Freedline, chairs of the annual Poppy Ball, Saturday, March 9

Sun Lakes Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 8053 invites everyone to join them in honoring our veterans at the annual Poppy Ball held at the Sun Lakes Country Club, Arizona Room, on Saturday, March 9. Music for entertainment and dancing is provided by Thaddeus Rose from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Five hundred dollars…

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…