CONTINENTAL VETERANS ASSOCIATION
CONTINENTAL COUNTRY CLUB VETERAN’S MEMORIAL
Click above image to see more images, including memorial bricks surrounding our memorial centerpiece.
Some military history for month of August:
1918 women enlist into the United States marine corps for first time. Opha Mae Johnson became the
first women to enlist.
8-6-1945 B-29 bomber Enola Gay dropped the first atomic bomb ( fat boy )on Hiroshima Japan killing
around 70,000 people instantly and some tens of thousands died in subsequent years from burns &
radiation poisoning. Three day later on 8-9-1945 a second atomic bomb (fat man) was dropped from
B-29 Bocks Car on Nagasaki Japan, killing around 39,000. That forced Japan into a unconditional
surrender and ended the war in Asia.
8-11-1972 in Vietnam the last remaining U.S. ground forces withdraw from Vietnam after almost 20
years at that time, our longest involvement in any war.
In October the Veterans Association is planning on having our hot dog event again after an absence of a couple of years. More to come on this later.
As always we have flags and memorial bricks for sale.
The veterans association and I would like to thank Randy Stegemerten for the work he put into
having a picture and frame made of our member. Randy & Charlie Abner & I presented it to Mission
Bbq restaurant in Lady Lake. We don’t normally endorse places but Mission Bbq is all about
Veterans and family. It is worth the trip to see and eat there.
Any questions or concerns about Veterans Affairs contact Billy Schools 352-748-4427
REMINDER: Veterans Meeting, September 19,2022 @ 10:45 in Magnolia Room
Click below to watch the video of the 2021 Veterans Day Program