Tag: veterans

A veteran tells her story

Cadets prepare to post the Colors; photo by Eileen Sykora

Peggy McGee May is traditionally the month when we honor our nation’s veterans. To help TWOQC have a more meaningful May meeting, the Sahuarita JROTC posted the Colors at the beginning of the meeting. The speaker, Jan Haeger, joined the Navy at age 18 to see the world, but alas, Navy policy said she could…

Tribute to Veterans also benefits scholars

The Gatekeepers at a recent concert; photo by Eileen Sykora

Diane Quinn How often do you get a chance to thank our service men and women, listen to inspiring music, enjoy a sporting event and raise money for student scholarships? Not often. But, beginning November 5 you can do just that. The Women of Quail Creek and the Sahuarita Educational Enrichment Foundation have teamed together…

Veterans Appreciation Week Happenings

Peggy McGee The local area is so appreciative of the many contributions that veterans have made to our country that they will be hosting a series of events from November 5 through 11. Unless indicated otherwise, all events are free of charge. November 5: The Women of Quail Creek and the Sahuarita Educational Enrichment Foundation will…

Tribute to all veterans and first responders

Peggy McGee The Santa Cruz Valley Military Order of the World Wars Chapter will be hosting an event to pay tribute to veterans on Saturday, January 23 at 10:00 a.m. at the Sahuarita High School Auditorium. This signature event honors all those who serve the nation – whether in active military service, retired, the reserve…

Quail Creek veterans honor one of our own

QC resident Jack Moberg shares the inspirational story of grandson, Matthew J. Determan, at the Veterans Day luncheon.

Tom Haberer Marine Lance Corporal Matt Determan, grandson of QC residents Jack and Susan Moberg, died May 19, 2015 in an Osprey helicopter training accident in Waimanalo, Hawaii. Matt, son of Mike and Charlesa Determan of Tucson, was stationed at Camp Pendleton near San Diego. He was on a training mission enroute to the Gulf…

A tribute to WWII vets

Kay Robinson and Peggy McGee From October 17 to 19, WWII veterans from the Tucson area will be heading to Washington, DC to see their memorial. Residents are asked to write letters to the veterans traveling on this flight. We may get names later but the Honor Flight team has also requested Dear Vet letters…

Honor flight to Washington DC

Peggy McGee On April 18, 72 World War II veterans will be traveling to Washington, DC to see their memorial courtesy of the Southern Arizona Honor Flight program. Honor Flight Network is a nonprofit organization created solely to honor America’s WWII veterans for all their sacrifices. The cost per person is $1000 but each veteran…

Annual clothing and household goods drive

Janice Pell Mark the calendar and clean out the closets. Saturday morning, November 1, The Women of Quail Creek will hold its annual clothing drive for homeless veterans and families. TWOQC volunteers will be accepting donations from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. in the parking lot in front of the Madera Clubhouse. Tucson’s VA hospital has…

TWOQC send a WWII Wave on a June Honor Flight

Honor Flight coordinator Kathy Mansur and WWII Veteran Helen Glass receive $1000 check from TWOQC President Peggy McGee.

Janice Pell To honor those who gave so much, TWOQC has contributed $1000 to sponsor a WWII veteran to a free three day trip to Washington D.C. with the nonprofit Honor Flight Tucson organization. At the May 19 meeting, guest speaker Kathy Mansur, volunteer veterans’ coordinator for Southern Arizona Honor Flights for WWII Veterans, told…