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 heart warming 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
By the time you read this we will be into the new year. So, HAPPY NEW YEAR and welcome to 2021. We would like to thank all of our residents for their support of our Veterans Association and the events that we sponsor. With 2020 behind us our hope is to once again hold our Hot Dog Nights and the special events for Memorial Day and Veterans Day. However, all safety measures for the health and well-being of our members and residents will be considered before hosting any events. A huge Thank You to all participants and sponsors of our golf tournament held on Dec 5th. It was a great success and it appeared that everyone had a good time. The funds raised will help us with our mission of supporting Veterans issues and concerns here in CCC. In the near future (it may already be in place) our Veterans Association will have a presence on the CCC website. It will start small with a few pictures and some important information, but our hope is to build it into an important site for all residents and veterans to be able to access for issues about Veterans concerns. Our mission is to provide a forum for fellowship and support for all CCC resident military veterans and their families. To provide unity, well being and compassion. 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. Our Honor Guard is the most visible part of our Association and we are looking for new participants to help with our special events and memorial services, but there are also other ways to help us continue to serve. 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 the CCC Website or call 399-2019. For God and Country
Rick Whitmer, Vice Commander
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. We are looking forward to our December 5th golf outing. 50/50 tickets were on sale at the pro shop the week of Nov. 22nd and the week of Nov. 29th. The cost of the outing is golf members $13.00 and non members $27.00, starting time is 1:00pm. There will be a putting contest prior to the outing. We will meet at the Ball Diamond after for golf prizes and refreshments. Please furnish your own snacks. The sign up sheet is at the pro shop. For more information you may call Ray Strand, 414-587-1386 or Rick Whitmer at 352-399-2019.
Our next meeting is Dec. 21st in the Magnolia Room at 10:45am. We will have nominations, elections, and installation of officers. Please attend!!!
Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. God Bless our veterans. Veterans helping Veterans, Commander Roger Baker