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You, Too, Can Help Our Less Fortunate Veterans

If you would like to make a meaningful difference in the lives of local veterans in need, there is no better way than to support your local American Legion Veterans Service Organization. Quote: “The American Legion Oro Valley Post 132 has been a steadfast ray of hope to our local, less fortunate veterans for years.”…

Elks Lodge Support for Veterans Is Outstanding

Bob Kielsa and Belinda Waller have done a miraculous job of fundraising for veterans. The results of their efforts: Total veterans donations for our Catalina Mountain Elks Lodge #2815 year 2021–22 reached the highest level ever at $170,033! Thank you for all your support! The Veterans Services for the Homeless also accepts new toiletries and…

You, Too, Can Help Our Less Fortunate Veterans

If you would like to make a meaningful difference in the lives of local veterans in need, there is no better way than to support your local American Legion Veterans Service Organization. “The American Legion Oro Valley Post 132 has been a steadfast ray of hope to our local, less fortunate veterans for years.” These…

U.S. Military History: Presidents Day

Ross Dunfee While Presidents Day is a federal holiday, celebrated on the third Monday of February, it is not really a national holiday. Splitting hairs? In 1968, Congress passed the Monday Holiday Act for observance of Washington’s birthday, Memorial Day, and Veterans Day to be celebrated on a Monday, but the actual dates for the…

Remember Our Fallen U.S. Veterans

Ken Robinson, LTC, United States Army (Ret.) When a volunteer places a wreath on a veteran’s grave on National Wreaths Across America Day, we encourage them to speak that veteran’s name aloud, thank them for their service and sacrifice, and reflect on that person and their life. Along with our wreath-laying ceremonies at cemeteries throughout…

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Ross Dunfee Japan became an aggressor nation near the turn of the 20th century by attacking and winning two wars with China (1894-95 and the Russo-Japanese war 1904-05). Its successful participation in World War I (1914-18) and other military successes helped to fuel its aggressive ambitions. During the Great Depression of the 1930s, Japan invaded…

SaddleBrooke Stands with Folds of Honor

A beautiful morning eased in as Commander Wayne Larroque and members of the Oro Valley American Legion paid tribute to our military families prior to the Patriotic Golf Day event. (Photo by Bill George)

Ann Lange In the dawn’s early light of Sept. 7, the Oro Valley American Legion Post Color Guard honored our veterans with a rifle volley and flag folding ceremony as Commander Wayne Larroque read the meaning behind each of the 13 folds. As daylight spread gently across the MountainView Golf Club, patriotic citizens stood with…

Remember Our Fallen U.S. Veterans

Wreaths Across America When a volunteer places a wreath on a veteran’s grave on National Wreaths Across America (WAA) Day, we encourage them to speak that veteran’s name aloud, thank them for their service and sacrifice, and reflect on that person and their life. Along with our wreath-laying ceremonies at cemeteries throughout the country, WAA…