Tag: veterans

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…

Help Our Local Veterans in Need

Ed Davis Award-winning American Legion Oro Valley Post 132 is sponsoring its 11th annual charity golf tournament on Saturday, September 19, at The Views GC in Sun City, Oro Valley. 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…

Quilters Support Local Vets and Military Families

Linda Eisenhart Service always has been a centerpiece of the SaddleBrooke Friday Quilters activities. 2020 Service Co-Chairs Linda Crum and Janette Volz have been busy coordinating eight projects that benefit 10 different local groups! We proudly present our military family beneficiaries. Beth Bradford has been a SaddleBrooke quilter for the past eight years. She is a…

Join Us as We Sing and Honor Our Veterans

Janie Grinstead, pianist

Cheri Emahiser “Lest we forget, America the Brave” is scheduled for Sunday, March 29 at 4 p.m. at the DesertView Performing Arts Center. The SaddleBrooke Singers are delighted to have the opportunity to sing magnificent songs honoring our nation’s heroes. Veterans attending the concert will receive special recognition during the performance. Veterans’ tickets may be purchased…

Remember and honor veterans—one wreath at a time

Ed Davis The American Legion Auxiliary Oro Valley Unit 132 is proud to support Wreaths Across America, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to remember and honor those who have served our nation in uniform. By offering wreath sponsorships to the public, Wreaths Across America hopes that one day, every veteran’s interment site will…