Tag: veterans

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Ross Dunfee Japan became an aggressor nation near the turn of the 20th century by attacking and winning two wars with China (1894-95 and the Russo-Japanese War 1904-05). Its successful participation in World War I (1914-18) and other military successes helped to fuel its aggressive ambitions. During the Great Depression of the 1930s, Japan invaded…

Remember Our Fallen U.S. Veterans

Ken Robinson, LTC United States Army (Ret.) When a volunteer places a wreath on a veteran’s grave on National Wreaths Across America Day, we encourage them to speak that veteran’s name aloud, thank them for their service and sacrifice, and reflect on that person and their life. Along with our wreath-laying ceremonies at cemeteries throughout the…

U.S. Military History

Veterans Day Ross Dunfee The bloodiest conflict so far in history, five years from June 28, 1914, to June 28, 1919, was finally over. Suffering, misery, and carnage caused by The Great War, (World War I), would cease. World War I claimed between 15 and 22 million lives from more than two dozen countries, including…

Remember Our Fallen U.S. Veterans

Wreaths Across America When a volunteer places a wreath on a veteran’s grave on National Wreaths Across America (WAA) Day, we encourage them to speak that veteran’s name aloud, thank them for their service and sacrifice, and reflect on that person and their life. Along with our wreath-laying ceremonies at cemeteries throughout the country, WAA…

Ten years of helping our homeless veterans

Cindy Mayron This year’s VA Homeless Veterans Clothing and Household Goods Drive celebrates ten years of helping our homeless veterans with its fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. With the start of autumn only days away, it’s a great time to clean out your closets to support the drive, sponsored by The…

Quail Creek to host Navy Birthday Ball on Oct. 12

Paul Engstrom, Quail Creek Navy Veteran’s Association This year, the U.S. Navy will celebrate its 244th birthday, and the Quail Creek Navy Veteran’s Association will gather to salute the greatest navy that has ever sailed the seven seas. All Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard veterans, their families and friends, are invited to attend the Quail…

VA speakers share how our donations are used

The Performing Arts Guild Mixed Chorus singing Back to the 50s at the Quail Creek’s Got Talent show in August. They also will perform a special tribute for Pearl Harbor Day at the PAG Christmas Show on Dec. 5 to 7.

Peggy McGee One homeless veteran is one too many for those who have served, but when there are almost 1,000, many with families, then it’s a major problem. Fortunately, the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System—better known as the Tucson VA Hospital—has aggressively addressed this problem, and the number of homeless veterans has decreased significantly over the…

Olbeters are QCVGA champs and Air Force wins the battle

Charlie Shultheis The Quail Creek Veterans Golf Association (QCVGA) held its annual “Battle of the Branches” and “Club Championship” event at Quail Creek on Saturday, March 23. With 76 golfers playing on a beautiful Saturday morning, it was a fun and spectacular event. The format is individual play from either the silver or copper tees,…

Military Baby Shower diaper call

JoAnn Haberer If you’ve ever had a baby in disposable diapers you know how big a dent they make in your shopping budget. The Women of Quail Creek’s annual Military Baby Shower helps out local service men and women who are new parents by providing diapers from NB (newborn) to size 4. But we need…

Attention on deck – now hear this

Paul Engstrom Calling all Quail Creek U.S. Navy and Coast Guard veterans, reservists, retirees, family and friends to join together for an afternoon of food, good times and of course, sea stories. On Friday, May 3, you are invited to connect with shipmates at the Kino Conference Room from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Besides camaraderie,…