Tag: veterans

Veterans Day – Honoring all who served

Kathy Doran SaddleBrooke Two Patrol once again organized a beautiful tribute to veterans Saturday, November 11 in front of the MountainView Bistro. Pastor Ron Gannett, of the Community Church at SaddleBrooke, opened with a word of prayer followed with a heartfelt presentation by one of our parishioners, Lieutenant General Leo Pigaty, retired. We salute you—and…

Celebrated military figure at Men’s Breakfast

David Stanard It was a Veterans Day theme at the Resurrection Church November 4 Men’s Breakfast. Those in attendance who have served were recognized and the group was honored to have as a visitor and special guest, retired Brigadier General and Tucson resident, Wendell Fenn. General Fenn, now age 95, enlisted in the U.S. Army…

Honor Flight SaddleBrooke resident Art Walsh

Staff Sergeant Walsh at work as Ground Control Approach Radar Technician.

Jerry Lujan SaddleBrooke resident Art Walsh was one of the 67 WWII and Korean War veterans on board Honor Flight 23 that flew to Washington, D.C. on September 2 and returned on September 4. Art was born and reared in New York City. While 16 years of age, he and some high school friends decided…

Serving Arizona’s veterans

Bonnie Dudelston

Dick Kroese Bonnie Dudelston, Administrator of the Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery in Marana, gave a wonderful presentation to the SaddleBrooke Sunrise Rotary Club about the cemetery, which is located on 32 acres of high desert landscaped property. Phase one of the cemetery includes 1802 burial plots, 1638 cremated remains burial plots and 1920 Columbarium niches. The…

Honor Flight #23 – Labor of Love

The adventure begins.

Jerry Lujan Honor Flight No. 23 departed Tucson International Airport at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 2. On board the chartered Southwest flight were 67 military veterans, many with wheelchairs, and their Guardians, of which 20 were University of Arizona students whom themselves were veterans. They were accompanied by six Honor Flight volunteers who would…

CCSB supports Arizona Fisher House

Front row, kneeling, left to right: AZFH Manager Kelly Laurich, Gus Soto, AZFH assistant manager; standing: Bill Doran, Kathy Doran, Steve Willis, Dick Kroese, Marijo Lewis, Terri Wilson, Steve Wilson, Cathy Scott, Pat Tarr and Margaret Falkowski

Bill Doran On Friday, July 21, the Mission Committee from Community Church at SaddleBrooke (CCSB) visited the Arizona Fisher House in Tucson. CCSB is an ongoing supporter of the Arizona Fisher House. The purpose of the home is to provide temporary lodging for family members of our veterans and Armed Forces during a medical crisis.…

MOAA meeting notes

STS Board member Joe Rink and President D.A. “Bo” Nanna

Colonel Rett Benedict (U.S.A.F. Retired) Our most recent meeting provided members with a great view into the activities of a local group that helps both active-duty military, veterans and their families, the SaddleBrooke Troop Support (STS). President D. A. “Bo” Nanna spoke to the group giving us a brief history and overview of STS programs.…

How can you help our Tucson hospitalized veterans feel welcome?

Southern Arizona VA HealthCare System (SAVAHCS) has been serving American Heroes, our veterans, since 1928. Each volunteer at SAVAHCS (over 2000) assists in honoring our hospital veterans. One important part of the volunteer program is called Hero’s Welcome. The only requirement to participate in the Hero’s Welcome program is to be a veteran – both…

Honor Flight

Jerry Lujan Are you a military veteran? Have you visited the military memorials in Washington, D.C.? Would you like to visit them? Would you like to visit them in the company of other veterans such as yourself? Would you like to visit them at no cost to yourself? If you have answered “Yes” to any…