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The Wall That Heals is coming to Oro Valley

  Pat Cox The Wall That Heals is a scaled replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC, and will be coming to Canada del Oro Riverfront Park in Oro Valley on March 15-18, 2018. It honors more than three million Americans who served in the Vietnam War and bears the names of more…

Thanks to our vets

Hank Wolowicz, time served 1972-1979; Linda Wolowicz, time served 1968-1975

Jan Christensen Hank and Linda are proud to have served our country by contributing to its safety. Hank, educated as an aeronautical/astronautical engineer, began his career in the military when he enlisted as an aircraft mechanic and was stationed at Columbus AF Base, Mississippi. Next he was commissioned and assigned to Wright-Patterson AF Base as…

Call to Duty: Troopers for veterans

Kay Lantow and Linda Nicholson Calling all SaddleBrooke Ranch residents to duty for Wreaths Across America. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, December 16, 2017, at the Evergreen Cemetery in Tucson. Sheron Jones, an American Gold Star Mother and president of the Tucson Chapter, is also the Location Coordinator for the Tucson event.…

Veterans Day display for 2017

The Veterans Day display of our veterans

Carol Andrews For the last three years at the Ranch we’ve honored our veterans on Veterans Day by displaying their pictures on a large board. We’re doing it again this year. We still have the pictures from previous years, but if you’re a veteran and either new to the Ranch or haven’t participated in the…

Wreaths Across America 3rd annual Troopers event

  Kay Lantow & Linda Nicholson Saturday morning, December 17, 2016, fifty-seven SaddleBrooke Ranch residents traveled to Tucson’s Evergreen Cemetery to participate in the National Wreaths Across America. Since 2014, when only ten volunteers braved the cold and rainy weather, Linda Nicholson and Kay Lantow have encouraged SBR residents to donate time and money to…

Thank you to our vets

Thomas Warren Andrews, service time 1957-1962

Jan Christensen When Tom was a young child he loved the movie Don Winslow of the Navy. He thought being in the navy sounded exciting, never thinking he would be part of it. As the youngest of three boys, all interested in the military, he decided to apply to the Coast Guard Academy. Tom was…

Veterans Day display

Veterans Day display

For the last two years at the Ranch we’ve honored our veterans on Veterans Day by displaying their pictures on a large board. We’re doing it again this year. We still have the pictures from the last two years, but if you’re a veteran and either new to the Ranch or haven’t participated in the…

Veterans, do you know your death and survivor benefits?

The American Legion Oro Valley Post 132 is sponsoring a veterans death and survivor benefits seminar November 9, 2016. It will be held at the SaddleBrooke MountainView Clubhouse (Ballroom West) at 1:00 p.m. The seminar, presented by members of Oro Valley Post 132, will provide a comprehensive review of ceremonial and burial benefits available to…

Call To Duty Troopers for Veterans

Kay Lantow and Linda Nicholson Calling all SaddleBrooke Ranch residents to duty for Wreaths Across America. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at the Evergreen Cemetery in Tucson. Sheron Jones, an American Gold Star Mother and president of the Tucson Chapter, is also the location coordinator for the Tucson event.…

Memorial Day – A time to remember, honor and teach

A wreath laid on a veteran’s grave at Evergreen Cemetery in Tucson

Linda Nicholson Does this slogan sound familiar to you? We hope so! It has only been five months since 40 Ranch residents volunteered at the annual Wreaths Across America event at Evergreen Cemetery in Tucson. In 2014 Kay Lantow and Linda Nicholson introduced this event to their friends and neighbors at SaddleBrooke Ranch. That year…