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.  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.



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:

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.

Monday, May 22, 2017

21 May 2017 - Utah Dixie Detachment #1270 Participates in Armed Forces Day

Presentation of Service Flags for Armed Forces Day recognition.
By William Fortune
Saturday May 21, 2017––A local auto dealer, Painter Mitsubishi, arranged for a celebration and recognition of Armed Forces Day with the presence of Snow Canyon High School Jazz band and the presentation of the Armed Services Flags and the Pledge of Allegiance by two veterans’ groups at their dealership on Hilton drive in St. George, Utah.  Arriving around 11:00 am to the sounds of 40’s swing music provided by the Jazz Band, the Marine Corps League formed a firing detail and the American Legion provided a color guard of all the service flags.  The band also played all the service songs after the veterans’ groups arrived.  As the flags were brought forward and dipped, Old Glory remained tall and the audience was invited to participate in the Pledge of Allegiance. Then as the pledge was concluded the Marines fired their gun salute.  According to Tamara Sherman, at Painter, “they wanted to show their appreciation for the nations’ armed forces and recognize their service.” They also arranged to have a lunch for all the veterans who participated.  All of this was done in recognition of Armed Forces Day.

Armed Forces Day in the United States comes after Armed Forces Week and honors all five military branches: Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Armed Forces Week begins the second Saturday of May and ends on the third Sunday of May. Armed Forces Day is always the third Saturday in May. Both Armed Forces Day and Armed Forces Week fall during Military Appreciation Month.  Prior to the establishment of the Armed Forces Day, the Army, Navy, and Air Force all had their own days. President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country.  On Aug. 31, 1949, Defense Secretary Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy and Air Force Days. The single-day celebration stemmed from the unification of the armed forces under one agency — the Department of Defense.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

25 May 2017 - Santa Clara Veterans Memorial Dedication

Veterans Memorial Dedication Ceremony
Santa Clara City Cemetery is located at
Jacob Hamblin Trail, Santa Clara, UT
25 May 2017 - 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

9 Jun 2017 - Banner of Liberty

27 May 2017 - Devil Pup Rummage Sale

Devil Pup candidates, Marines and families:  We have a Devil Pup rummage sale coming up.  The Marine Corps League Marines help with this major fundraiser for our program.  The rummage sale will be held in Linn's parking lot on Sunset on 27 May 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (or noon if we sell out).  Please bring any items you would be willing to donate for the Devil Pup program to the sale site at 7:00 a.m.  Marines will supply tables for setting up rummage items and we will need help placing, selling and watching over the tables.

All Devil Pup candidates are required to attend this event to assist with unloading, loading and selling items.  If you have a very good reason for not attending, please contact Sgt. Lewis.  Please arrive by 7:00 a.m.  If you have questions, please contact Donna Toole at dtoole at sunrivertoday dot com - (you know how to e-mail that e-address).

For Marine Corps League, D.A.R., VCSU members and friends, we very much would appreciate any items you could donate to the rummage sale to send our 2017 candidates to Camp Pendleton for Devil Pup camp July 20-29.  Other than a $100 earnest money contribution by each selected pup candidate, the program is free to the family so we must raise enough to send 6 to 10 teens (our quota for 2017) to camp. 

2016 Rummage Sale

Monday, May 8, 2017

Utah Dixie's Memorial Day Activities

SunRiver Honor Park Parade and Program
Parade begins 0800
SunRiver Honor Park, SunRiver St. George, UT

Saturday, April 29, 2017

29 Apr 2017 - Cotton Days Parade


Thursday, March 30, 2017

7 Apr 2017 - Staff Meeting

Due to others using the Vet Center meeting room on our usual Thursday afternoon, we have to change the day to Friday the 7th...same time of 1430. Our Commandant will still be out of town, so I will be handling the day. All staff, committee chairs and those interested in helping out on our 10th annual golf tournament please show up. I will have flyers ready to pass out, to start soliciting foursomes for the event.
Larry Mineer, Sr. Vice Commandant