CONTINENTAL VETERANS ASSOCIATION
CONTINENTAL COUNTRY CLUB VETERAN’S MEMORIAL
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On Monday, May 31st @ 11AM, we will be conducting our Memorial Day Program at the CCC Veterans Memorial. Everyone is invited to attend.
If you have attended any of our ceremonies in the past, I’m sure you have noticed our Color Guard. These patriotic and dedicated ladies are all residents of CCC. I can’t tell you how much they are appreciated; our programs just wouldn’t be the same without them. They are looking for some new members. You don’t have to be a Veteran or the spouse of a Veteran, just have the willingness to serve for a few hours for special occasions. If you are interested, please contact Bonnie Andersohn @ 399-2812. She is the Color Guard Captain and will be happy to provide you with all the details. We are also still looking for a talented individual who can play a snare drum to provide a marching drum beat to accompany our Color Guard and Honor Guard. (Snare drum is provided) If interested, call Rick Whitmer @ 399-2019 or Billy Schools @ 748-4427.
Memorial Day is a very significant day in the lives of all Veterans. It is much more than a day off from
work or the start of the summer vacation period. It is a day set aside to honor all of the men and women
who have served this great country and made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms that we enjoy to this
day. Originally named Decoration Day, Americans from both the North and the South took the time to
decorate the graves of soldiers who gave their lives during the Civil War. Three years after the Civil War
ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of an organization of Union Veterans – The Grand Army of the Republic
(GAR) – established Decoration Day as a time for the Nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with
flowers. Maj. General John A. Logan declared that Decoration Day be observed on May 30. It is believed this date was chosen because flowers would be in bloom all over the country. It remained this way until 1971 when Congress declared the last day in May as Memorial Day and a National Holiday. On this day, all Americans are asked to take a moment of silence and reflect on what Memorial Day means and stand up and honor the men and women who have served their country and paid the ultimate price.
If you are a Military Veteran and reside in CCC, WE WANT YOU to join us and help us support this
great community. We meet on the 3rd Monday of each month in the Magnolia Room @ 10:45
AM. Please consider joining us, it’s a small commitment but an important one. I encourage you to visit the Veterans Section of the CCC Website, new material is added each month and it is becoming a good resource to get answers to your questions and concerns on Veterans affairs. If you know of any resident Veterans who are ill or hospitalized, please contact our Chaplain, Susan Horsman @ 399-2590.
As always we have American Flags (3X5) and Memorial Bricks for purchase. Contact any of our
members or call me @ 399-2019.
For God and Country