Wednesday, June 17, 2020

WWII Ceremony

Please see the attached invitation regarding our WWII ceremony.

Thanks to Marti’s list of WWII veterans that are members of the American Legion, I mailed out nearly 80 invitations at the beginning of this month.  I’ve since received 10 RSVPs.  I’ve also invited all the mayors of Washington County towns and cities.  Please let me know if you have any questions.  Thanks!

Susi Lafaele
Legacy Park Event Specialist and Fair Director
5500 W. 700 S.
Hurricane, UT  84737

County Fair coordinator Susi LaFaele is putting together a veterans honor wall for display at the upcoming county fair in August.  She has room on the wall for hundreds of pictures of local veterans.  If you are interested in sending a photo to Susi for this project, open the attached flyer and follow the instructions.  It's easy!  I'm going to send her mine today.  This is a very cool project and I hope to decided to participate.  Semper Fi! Pat

Monday, June 8, 2020

2020 June and July Meetings

Marines:  I'll host a ZOOM conference call this Saturday in lieu of the Detachment meeting starting at 0900.  I don't have a whole bunch of items to cover, mostly it's to give us a chance to see each others' mugs for a few minutes!  The Elks Lodge is still shut down to group meetings and our Staff decided a few days ago to stay 'dark' for June and July.  We might arrange for an in-person meeting for August at a city park, but that depends on the Covid numbers showing some sign of flattening.  Right now we're heading in the opposite direction which is why we aren't recommending a get-together just yet.

Friday, May 15, 2020

Marine Chuck Hoepfner

Chuck Hoepfner, who is one of the Marines who signed our Detachment's Charter in 2007, has passed away at the Veteran's Home in Ivins.  When he joined the Detachment he and his wife Dolores lived in Cedar City.  Eventually, the Marines there formed their own chartered Detachment so we didn't see much of Chuck at our meetings after that. Chuck died from cancer.  The reason I mention it is because he was with the contingent of Marines from Camp Pendleton who were bused up to the proving grounds northwest of Las Vegas to witness the after-effects of underground detonations.

There is a short celebration for Chuck May 21st, 1500 @ the Hughes Mortuary in St. George.  The address is 700 S 1037 E.  Chuck's son is currently on active duty and has arranged for his own honor guard.  However, we are all welcome to show up and pay our respects to Chuck, Dolores, and family.  "Fair winds and following seas," Marine.

Monday, May 11, 2020

Memorial Day Ceremony at SunRiver Memorial Park

Monday morning May 25th at 0800 at the SunRiver Veterans Park, SunRiver St. George.

Last year's ceremony:
                                                                                                                                 Photo courtesy of Bill Fortune

Friday, May 8, 2020

Veterans Canteen Service

Established in 1946, Veterans Canteen Service (VCS) was created to provide articles of merchandise and services at reasonable prices to Veterans enrolled in the VA healthcare system, caregivers, and visitors. Revenues generated from VCS are used to support a variety of Veteran programs.

Benefits You've Earned! Service You Deserve!

Monday, April 27, 2020

Golf Tournament Fundraiser Canceled

Marines: Our June 13 golf tournament is cancelled due to the Corona Virus.  We are saddened by this as it is our most successful fundraiser.  Hopefully, 2021 will be a much better year!