Tag: veterans

Help our local veterans in need

  Ed Davis The award winning American Legion Oro Valley Post 132 is sponsoring its annual charity golf tournament August 25 at The Views in Sun City. One hundred percent of the proceeds are to provide care and assistance to local homeless and “at risk” veterans and to the families of deployed Arizona National Guard…

A special Flag Day

Pat Cox Catalina Mountain Elks Lodge No. 2815 held an impressive Flag Day and Flag Retirement ceremony at the lodge for the third consecutive year since moving the venue from SaddleBrooke. This year Past Exalted Ruler Larry Megahan joined Past Exalted Ruler Jim Cox in co-chairing the event. Lodge officers, flag escorts, narrators, soloists, the…

Help our local veterans

  Ed Davis The award winning American Legion Oro Valley Post 132 is sponsoring its annual charity golf tournament August 25 at The Views in Sun City. One hundred percent of the proceeds are to provide care and assistance to local homeless and at risk veterans and to the families of the deployed soldiers of…

Wreaths Across America

  Dick Kroese Sheron Jones spoke at SaddleBrooke Sunrise Rotary Club about Wreaths Across America. Sheron is a Gold Star Mother. Her son, Staff Sergeant Darrel D. Kasson, was killed when the hummer he was driving hit an IED. Since then his mother, Sheron, has dedicated her time helping other Gold Star Mothers that have…

Honor Flight Network update

  Jerry Lujan Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing military veterans with honor and closure. The Honor Flight Network’s mission is to fly veterans to Washington DC to visit their memorials. First organized in 2005, Honor Flight is a national network with more than 135 hubs across the U.S. Honor Flight…

Calling all WWII Veterans

  Larry Linderman The SaddleBrooke World War II Roundtable is a group of folks interested in exploring all aspects of WWII. We have had presentations by members of the Roundtable on such topics as the Normandy invasion, General McCarthur, the attack on Pearl Harbor, the great tank battles in Russia, the role of American women…

The “Wall That Heals” coming to Oro Valley

  Ken Robinson, Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army (Ret.) The Wall That Heals, the largest traveling scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC along with a Mobile Education Center, is coming to Oro Valley, AZ March 15-18. The site will be open 24 hours a day and is free to the public.…

Death and survivor benefits seminar for vets

  Ed Davis This benefits seminar is presented by members of the American Legion Oro Valley Post 132. It will cover all ceremonial and burial benefits available to veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces as well as benefits to which their surviving family members are entitled. Free to all veterans and their spouses or next…