CONTINENTAL VETERANS ASSOCIATION
CONTINENTAL COUNTRY CLUB VETERAN’S MEMORIAL
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The community honored honor Ernie Meyers at the Veteran’s Memorial
Our hotdog fundraiser for March 2021 is cancelled. Because of the
way this Covid is still spreading, and the fact that we have to handle and
distribute food in close quarters, we decided that it would be better for our
Veterans and our residents to cancel. We look forward to resuming our
fundraiser in the fall.
There are two dates in March that are significant to our Veterans.
The first, March 25th is National Medal of Honor Day. Established in 1861, the Medal of Honor is the Nation’s highest and most prestigious medal for valor in combat that can be awarded to members of the armed forces. To date, 3,473 MOH have been awarded, 261 during the Viet Nam war.
The second date, March 29th, is National Viet Nam War Veterans Day. Our involvement in Viet Nam started officially on Aug 5th, 1964 when 2 NVA gunboats attacked 2 US Navy Destroyers. It ended on May 7th, 1975 by a proclamation from President Ford. Please remember our Veterans on these days.
I am pleased to announce that one of our members, Susan Horsman, has agreed to be the acting Chaplain for our association. One of her duties is to keep track of our members and other resident Veterans who may be sick and/or hospitalized. You can help by letting Susan know when this happens. She can be reached at 352-399-2590.
If you are a military veteran, WE WANT YOU to be a part of us and help us support our community. We meet on the 3rd Monday of each month in the Magnolia Room at 10:45AM. Please consider joining us. We are only as strong as our membership.
As always, we have Memorial Bricks and American flags available for purchase. Any questions or concerns on Veterans Affairs or if you know of any Veterans who might need assistance, visit us on the CCC Website or notify one of our members.
For God and Country
Sad news: On January 15th, 2021 we lost another of our CCC Veterans. William “Bill” Gray passed away at a family residence in Pennsylvania. Bill and his wife Rita moved back to PA due to health issues and to be with family. Bill was one of our founders and a driving force in planning and forming the CCC Veterans Association. As our first Commander he was
instrumental in the planning and building of the Memorial that we enjoy today.
On the morning of January 18th, 2021, Ernie Meyers, our current Vice-Commander and good friend, passed away due to an illness. Ernie was also a member of our current CCC Board of Directors.
As I am sure that these two great men and veterans will be welcomed in Heaven with open arms; they will be truly missed here by all who knew them.
As you drive around our community you can’t help but notice the American Flag flying in so many front yards. It’s a heartwarming site and a true sign of the patriotism of our residents. This really is a wonderful place to live and play in our retirement years. I encourage all of you to visit our Memorial at the front of CCC. The Memorial was designed to honor and remember the Veterans who have lived here and all Veterans who have served this great country. It’s a wonderful and quiet place to walk around and enjoy the outdoors, or just sit on one of the benches and meditate.
If you are a Military Veteran, WE WANT YOU to be a part of us to help support our community. We meet on the 3rd Monday of each month in the Magnolia Room at 10:45 AM. If you are not a Veteran and would like to help, there are ways to do this also. For instance, helping hands at our Hot Dog Fund Raisers, special events and Memorial Services. If you are interested, talk to or call any of our members. Please consider joining us. There are many ways we can continue to help and serve our community.
As always, we have Memorial Bricks and American Flags available for purchase.
Any questions or concerns on Veterans affairs or if you know of any Veterans who might need assistance, visit the CCC Web site or call me at 399-2019.
For GOD and Country