Tag: veterans

Thank You to Our SaddleBrooke Ranch Veterans

Jan Christensen Retired Commander Martha J. Suarez, Nurse Corps, U.S. Navy Reserve Martha served 25 years of active duty, reserve, and individual ready reserve service with the United States Navy. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, Martha joined the Navy Nurse Corps, spending her first four…

U.S. Military History: U.S. Army—Flag, Song, Motto, and Oath

Ross Dunfee Flag—The Army Seal was used originally during the American Revolution to authenticate documents. It displayed the designation “War Office,” which was synonymous with Headquarters of the Army, and the Roman year MDCCLXXVIII (1778), the first time it was used. It remained unchanged until 1947, when the War Office banner was replaced with “Department…

Remembering Memorial Day

SaddleBrooke Ranch Veterans Club Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. It is a day for Americans to offer tribute and honor to the heroes who laid down their lives to preserve our freedoms. Originally known as Decoration…

Start of a New Tradition for the Veterans Club

Evie Thompson For the first time in the five years of the Veterans Day festivities, the complimentary breakfast was preceded by a special Veterans Club celebration to pay tribute to all of our resident veterans. The ceremony was the highlight of the event this year and seemed to be appreciated by all who attended. The…

Celebrating Our Veterans

Brigadier General Ronald E. Shoopman

Barbara Barr The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke will be honoring our veterans at 12 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12, in a Zoom meeting. Brigadier General Ronald E. Shoopman will present a very special Veterans Day Message to veterans, guests, and Rotarians. Veterans and guests are welcome to attend and help us honor our veterans. We are so…

The Cold War

Ross Dunfee It is impossible for this writer to pen a history of the Cold War (war without heated conflict) in 500 words, so please forgive my inadequacies. The Cold War, like so many actions, is wrought in fear. After World War II, the USA and other nations feared the expansion of communism. It also…

Remember Our Fallen U.S. Veterans

Wreaths Across America (WAA) 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 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 Saturday, Sept. 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…

Remember and honor veterans – one wreath at a time

Ed Davis The American Legion Auxiliary Oro Valley Unit 132 proudly supports 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 be adorned…

Celebrating our veterans

Nationally recognized speaker, Emerson Knowles, will be celebrating our veterans.

Barbara Barr The SaddleBrooke Clubhouse will be adorned with American flags as the Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke honors area veterans on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 11:30 a.m. The annual celebration will include an incredible buffet, an honor color guard, and program by well-known speaker and Rotarian, Emerson Knowles. Each year, more than 100 veterans, guests, and…