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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Perks for Veterans

Restaurant discounts that have been confirmed by Military.com for veterans:
DISCOUNTS
Check the other links in the webpage for travel, shopping, etc. discounts.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

2017 - National Veterans and Military Families Month


THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 1, 2017

NATIONAL VETERANS AND MILITARY FAMILIES MONTH, 2017

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION
     During National Veterans and Military Families Month, we honor the significant contributions made by American service members, their families, and their loved ones.  We set aside this month surrounding Veterans Day to hold observances around the country to honor and thank those whose service and sacrifice represent the very best of America.  We renew our Nation's commitment to support veterans and military families.  They deserve it.

     Our veterans are our heroes.  Our Armed Forces have preserved the security and freedom that allow us to flourish as a Nation.  They have braved bitter winters, treacherous jungles, barren deserts, and stormy waters to defend our Nation.  They have left their families to face danger and uncertainty, and they have endured the wounds of war, all to protect our Nation's interests and ideals established during the Founding.

     Our military families endure many hardships along with those who defend our Nation.  They are separated from their loved ones for months on end and frequently relocated across the country and around the world.  They often live far from their extended families, and they know what it is like to celebrate holidays and milestones with an empty seat at the table.  Many military spouses face the task of making ends meet while their loved ones are away and of securing new employment with each change in duty station.  Children of service members often grow up living a nomadic life -- periodically calling a new place "home" and adjusting to different schools, trying out for new sports teams, and making new friends.  In these lives of frequent change and transition, however, our incredible military families not only survive, they thrive.

     It is our patriotic duty to honor veterans and military families.  As part of our efforts to answer President Lincoln's charge to care for those who have "borne the battle," I have asked the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to lead the Nation in a month of observances across the country to honor our veterans.

     As veterans and military families attend these events, they will see the reforms and improvements that we have made at the VA.  Over the last 9 months, we have made important changes that enable better service for our veterans.  We have increased accountability and enhanced protections for whistleblowers.  We have improved transparency, customer service, and continuity of care.  We are working every day to ensure a future of high quality care and timely access to the benefits veterans have earned through their devoted service to a grateful Nation.

     This month, in which Americans traditionally pause to give thanks for our blessings, it is fitting that we come together to honor with gratitude our extraordinary veterans and military families and their service to our country.  May God continue to bless our Armed Forces and those families that love and support them.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim November 2017 as National Veterans and Military Families Month.  I encourage all communities, all sectors of society, and all Americans to acknowledge and honor the service, sacrifices, and contributions of veterans and military families for what they have done and for what they do every day to support our great Nation.

     IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand seventeen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-second.

DONALD J. TRUMP


Friday, October 27, 2017

2 Nov 2017 - Financial Fraud Institute

Join local and national experts from federal and state law enforcement and financial regulatory agencies for a free consumer education seminar. Learn how to recognize and avoid financial fraud.
FINANCIAL FRAUD INSTITUTE FLYER

Thursday, October 26, 2017

26 Oct 2017 - Devil Pups Visit from Commandant Lieske, Department of Utah

26 Oct 2017 at Dixie High AFJROTC building, St. George, Utah
2017 Devil Pup graduates being honored by Utah State Department Commandant Albert Lieske.  Sr. Vice Commandant of the Utah Dixie Detachment #1270, Larry Mineer, was on hand (right above) to assist the Commandant with awards.  Each Pup received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Department, a challenge coin, and top achievers, Alena and Tanner, received plaques for their efforts.  Commandant's talk was inspiring and motivating, and we were so honored by his visit from Logan, UT.  More photos to follow when Marine Fortune's photos are available.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

11-11-2017 Holiday Bazaar

In support of SOUTHERN UTAH VETERANS HOME: 
HOLIDAY CRAFT BAZAAR AND
BAKE SALE from 9am to 2pm at the NEW PROMISE LUTHERAN CHURCH on 244
Valley View Drive, St George. Free admission and credit cards accepted. 
Featuring Crafts and church vendors, Homemade Norwegian Lefse, Baked Goods/Jams & Jellies/
Candies, Quilts, Opportunity Drawings for Quilt and Kindle, Coffee/Refreshments.
All Proceeds to benefit ELCA World Hunger, Southern Utah Veteran's Home, Assistance
League of Southern Utah, New Promise Quilters and Knitters

Friday, October 20, 2017

Wreaths Across America



Our Commandant, Dave Waters, Utah Dixie Detachment #1270, Marine Corps League, to present check to Wreaths Across America at this function.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Toys for Tots Help Needed

Help needed at the warehouse (behind Texas Roadhouse) 13 October from 400 P.M. to 6:00 p.m. setting up tables, moving boxes and shaking out toys.  Help also needed Saturday 14 October in the afternoon after the MCL breakfast meeting.  6-8 Marines needed both days.  Help also needed on a regular basis through the Toys for Tots season. (See link below.)  Call Steve Handy or Rick Massey.

Click here for chart containing Rick Massey's TFT schedule and needs.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Condolences to Gene Rose



Lana Rose, wife of Detachment member Gene Rose, passed away after a long illness, today at 12:30 p.m.  Lana was a beautiful, fun loving lady.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Gene and the family.  We stand ready to assist in any way we can.
With deepest condolences.
Dave Waters, Commandant
Utah Dixie Detachment 1270
Marine Corps League

Monday, September 11, 2017

Get your Birthday Ball Tickets



Marines and Corpsmen:  It’s time to get your order in for tickets to the Marine Corps Birthday Ball as we are just about halfway through the batch of available tickets.  Tell your friends about the ball, too, and encourage them to get tickets soon.  The Ball is on November 10 at the Sun River Community Center.  The evening begins at 5:30 with a Social Hour and will end just before 10 following dancing and music by the group “Soul What.”  You have the opportunity this year to choose between surf or turf for dinner, and you won’t want to miss our guest speaker who is one our Detachment’s own.  Call Jon Hinz for tickets.  Tickets are also available at every Detachment meeting.  They are $35 per person.  Don’t wait until the last minute because we will sell out this year.  Supplies are limited. Thanks!

9 Sep 2017 - Devil Pup Graduates at Breakfast Meeting


14 Oct 2017 - Monthly Breakfast Meeting



Monthly breakfast buffet and meeting
14 Oct 2017
0830 breakfast; 0900 meeting
Elks Lodge, 630 W 1250 No, St. George 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

9 Sep 2017 - Monthly Breakfast Meeting



Monthly breakfast buffet
9 Sep 2017
Devil Pup Thank You
0830 breakfast; 0900 meeting
Elks Lodge, 630 W 1250 No, St. George 
(Buy Birthday Ball Tickets)

Sunday, August 6, 2017

2017 Aug 10 Funeral of Roger Clawson

Charter member Roger Clawson's funeral will be held this Thursday, August 10, at 11:30 a.m.  LDS Church, 4461 S. Country Club Drive in SunRiver. We, as a Detachment, will just be doing a silent salute.

PLEASE READ HIS OBITUARY


ROGER'S BIO FROM OUR MARCH 2009 NEWSLETTER



Monday, July 31, 2017

10 New Devil Pups

We graduated another 10 Devil Pups this past weekend.  Attached is a video clip of the Pups marching onto parade ground. There is a little wind noise - very windy day at Camp Pendleton.




Not only did we have 10 Pups graduate, one of our females, Alena Lorentzen, captured one of the few PFT awards.  They must score a perfect 400 to earn this award. 
Alena is second from left in the front row.  I asked them to remove their caps so we could see their buzz cuts, but some of the guys must have felt chilly!!!

A new Individual Award was added to the Devil Pup Graduation Ceremony this year.  It's called "The Colonel Bill Toole Award" and is presented for demonstration of extraordinary persistence and includes a $200 cash gift.

Friday, July 21, 2017

New theater and film to debut at Marine Corps museum

CLICK HERE FOR THE LINK with information about the new theater and film to debut at the Marine Corps Museum.
‘We, The Marines’ is intended to be the capstone experience for the visitor,” said Retired Marine Lt. Gen. Robert R. Blackman, president and CEO of the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation. “(The film) focuses on the modern-day Marine, and it takes Marines from the boot camp experience, through training, through deployment and finally, the homecoming.”

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Increase in Cost of National Park Passes


National Park SeniorPass Changes

Monday, July 17, 2017

Let's Go to the Fair!!

Grab your water bottles and fans (wait - you're Marines; forget the fans) and head out to the Washington County Fairgrounds.  But first, take a minute to sign up for as many slots as you can on the work sign-up sheet in the link below.  Here is the Fair's Website.




Open the document, type in your name where you can be at the Fairgrounds, and just close the document.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Leading the Parade

4 July 2017 - Utah Dixie Detachment #1270, Marine Corps League, leads the St. George Independence Day Parade again. 


Tuesday, May 30, 2017

SunRiver Honor Park Photos

For more photos from the SunRiver Honor Park Memorial Day festivities, click here:
PHOTOS - SUNRIVER HONOR PARK

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

27 May 2017 - Devil Pup Rummage Sale

Devil Pup rummage sale is on for this Saturday, 27 May, 0800 to 1300 (or sooner if we sell out quickly).  If you can bring items to donate before, between or after your other scheduled events for this holiday weekend, we would love to help unload it anytime after 0700 at Lin's Market parking lot on Sunset.  The pup candidates will be there to help with set up.  We very much appreciate the Marine Corps League Detachment's support for our activities.  Please contact Les Covey or Billion Johnston with questions.