CONTINENTAL VETERANS ASSOCIATION
CONTINENTAL COUNTRY CLUB VETERAN’S MEMORIAL
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We would like to thank all of our residents that attended our Veteran’s Day Ceremony on Nov 11th. It went very well and we appreciate the support that the residents of CCC always give us. If you were unable to attend the ceremony, you can still view it on the CCC website. Again, thank you for helping to honor all of our Veterans, both living and deceased.
Our next event is our annual Veterans Golf Outing. This 9-hole scramble will be held on Dec 4th at 1PM. Golfers will play either the front 9 or the back 9. The price is $27.00 ($13 for CCC Golf Members). After golf we will gather in the screen room outside of our lounge to celebrate the winners and distribute the winnings. Also, there will be a 50/50 raffle and many door prizes and beer while it lasts. You can sign up in the pro shop as an individual or as a 4 member team. If you would like to sponsor a hole you can do so for $25 for the front 9 or $25 for the back, or $50 for both. Any questions please call either Ray Strand at 414-587-1386 or Rick Whitmer at 352-399-2019. A good time will be had by all.
The month of December has many dates that have great meaning to Military History, I will only touch on a few of them. The first is National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. On December 7th, 1941, the Japanese conducted a surprise attack on the neutral United States at the Pearl Harbor Naval Station and other areas in Hawaii, resulting in the deaths of 2,403 Americans and injuring countless others. This led to the United States declaring war on Japan the next day and thus entering World War II. The second date, December 11th, 1941, was the day Germany and Italy declared war on the US. The next 5 years would leave its toll on the entire world. This leads me to the third date, Dec 31, 1946, the official end to WWII. During these horrible five years over 75 million people would be killed, 40 million of whom were civilians. The United States military lost 405,399 brave men and women. We must never forget!
The flag tip of the month concerns respect and care, IAW The Flag Code, Title 4, United States Code, Chapter 1. The flag of the United States represents a living country and is itself considered a living thing. The US flag stands for our nation and the shared history, pride, principles and commitment of its people. When we properly display this powerful symbol, we signal our respect for all that it represents. The flag shouldn’t be flown in inclement weather unless it’s an all weather flag. Flags displayed at night should be properly illuminated. In a time of national mourning, hang the flag at half mast. The flag should not not touch anything below it or rest on the ground. Keep your flag in good condition. When it becomes torn, ripped or faded or otherwise no longer fit for display it should be replaced. It should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning. At CCC our Veterans group will properly dispose of it for you. There is a collection box for old flags inside the Library and Fitness Building.
As always, our association has US Flags (3X5) for sale at $23, and Memorial Bricks to honor our CCC Veterans at our Memorial site. Please visit our CCC website for more Veterans information.
May you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
For God and Country,
Click below to watch the video of the 2021 Veterans Day Program