CONTINENTAL VETERANS ASSOCIATION
CONTINENTAL COUNTRY CLUB VETERAN’S MEMORIAL
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Here we are in August already, well into Hurricane Season. We know it will be hot, muggy and most likely, wet. We urge all of you to be extra cautious during this unpredictable time of year. Please stay aware and prepared. Anyone needing help can contact any of our Veterans or our CCC Administration. We have some really great residents here who will always lend a helping hand.
Even though we don’t meet during the Summer months, we are still looking for new members. We are pleased to tell you that we have 2 new female Veterans in our organization who have been very active with our events. We are looking for more Veterans (Male or Female) who want to join us and help make a difference in our Community. We are also looking for a talented individual (you don’t have to be a Veteran) who would be willing to provide a marching beat on a Snare Drum (provided) during our special events on Memorial and Veterans Days. Please join us at our next meeting on Monday, September 20th @10:45AM. In the meantime, please visit the Veterans section of the CCC Website.
August 7th is National Purple Heart Day. The Purple Heart was first created on August 7th, 1782 by the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, General George Washington. Then known as the Badge of Military Merit, it was awarded to only 3 Revolutionary soldiers in 1783. After the end of the American War of Independence, no medals were awarded until 1932, when the medal was revived on the bicentennial anniversary of George Washington’s birth. According to a circular dated February 22, 1932, Purple Heart Medals were to be awarded to those wounded or killed while serving in the United States Armed Forces as a result of enemy action on or after April 5, 1917. (The United States officially joined the First World War on April 6, 1917) Since then, it is estimated that over 1.8 Million Purple Hearts have been awarded for bravery under fire. If you know any Veterans who have been awarded the Purple Heart, please tell them thank you.
As always, we have US Flags (3X5) for sale, as well as memorial bricks to honor our CCC Veterans. Please visit our CCC website for more Veterans information. Included on the website is a list of our Current officers with phone numbers, and a form to order Memorial Bricks.
For GOD and Country,
As you are reading this, our Memorial Day Ceremony is behind us. As a group, our Association extends a huge THANK YOU to all of the residents of CCC. Your support is very important to us, I also want to take a moment to say THANK YOU to our Honor Guard and Color Guard for their hard work in conducting this ceremony. It’s an important day in the lives of all Veterans and your dedication is really appreciated. A special thanks to Billy Schools who coordinated this entire event.
With Summer upon us, our Veterans Association will be taking our normal summer break. Our next meeting will be Monday, September 20th, 2021. Please keep in mind, even though we will not be meeting, many of us will still be around if we are needed. I encourage everyone to visit the CCC website, Veterans section, often. We are trying to keep this updated with articles and information to help Veterans and their families. Also, for your convenience, our officers phone numbers are listed.
Monday, June 14th, is Flag Day in the United States. Even though it is not a National Holiday, we celebrate this day each year to honor the United States Flag and commemorate its adoption. On June 14th, 1777, the Continental Congress replaced the British Grand Union Flag with a new design that we know today as the National Symbol of the United States of America. However, Flag Day did not become official until August 1949, when President Harry Truman signed the legislation and proclaimed each June 14th as Flag Day.
Now would be a good time to check your US Flag. If it is faded, ripped or torn, please replace it. If you
need assistance, ask any of our Veterans for help. We have new 3X5 Flags you can purchase for $23.
And please, dispose of the old flags properly. There is a collection box inside the Exercise Room.
Again, we hope all of you have a great summer. We look forward to seeing you in the Fall.
For GOD and country,