Sunday, September 28, 2014

2014 Oct - Commandant's Corner

Many who return from a prolonged vacation express happiness in returning to their home and friends.  I must agree with them.  Okalene and I left on the 15th of August and returned on the 13th of September, traveling to the East Coast and back, visiting friends and relatives along the way.  It was a long, long trip. Okalene tries to convince me that the primary reason for traveling back to Maryland was to attend our grandson's wedding.  I agreed with her, notwithstanding the fact that it was a short drive to the Marine Corps Museum which permitted me to spend a day talking to the Marine Corps staff.  They were quite helpful and provided a number of ideas for us to ponder, should we ever desire to consider recommending a proper Marine Corps display to the St George Children's Museum.  We should have something to look at within the next three months. 

I would be remiss if I didn't acknowledge how proud I was that the Detachment continued to flourish, during my absence, under the leadership of the Senior Vice Commandant, Les Covey.  He continued to keep me abreast of the activities by e-mail and telephone.  He was very complimentary concerning the Staff and in the manner in which each leader stepped up to ensure no negative traits were encountered.  To all I say "Well Done, and it’s good to be back."  See you at the Saturday's breakfast 0830, 11 Oct.

29 Sep 2014 - Honor Flight Send-Off

Military send off for a group of WWII vets headed to Vegas to board planes and fly to DC

Cox auditorium 100 South 800 East, St. George, UT

1530 Monday the 29th of September

Uniform – Ceremonial Uniform or red shirt with cover
Let Larry Mineer know if you can make it.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

27 Sep 2014 - Wilkinson Funeral Detail

Marine Kenneth Wilkinson passed away and the family and McMillan Mortuary would like the League to provide Military Honors at the Tonaquint cemetery Saturday, 27 September, at 1215.  Muster time is 1145; uniform is Ceremonial.  Let Larry know if you can attend.

Monday, September 22, 2014

24 Sep 2014 - Bray Funeral Detail

Marine Lawrence Bray passed away Friday, and his stepson and family would like our Detachment to provide military honors this coming Wednesday, Sep. 24 at Santa Clara 1st Ward LDS Church in old part of town.  Honors at approximately 1415.  (Service is at 1300)  Muster time is 1345.  Uniform is ceremonial.  Metcalf Mortuary is providing service and flag to fold. Need bugler, flag folders and riflemen for firing detail in church parking lot.  Contact Larry.