CONTINENTAL VETERANS ASSOCIATION
CONTINENTAL COUNTRY CLUB VETERAN’S MEMORIAL
Click above image to see more images, including memorial bricks surrounding our memorial centerpiece.
Welcome back to most all of our snowbirds!
One of our best venues for raising funds for our CCC Veterans Association is our Hot Dog Fundraiser.
We host this event the LAST WEDNESDAY OF October (the 25th) and again in March. The event is held
at our CCC Veterans Memorial Park…just inside the front entrance and to the right, at 4:00 PM. We will
serve until 5:30 PM. Tickets can be purchased with a $6.00 donation from any member of our Veterans
group; or call Russell Tipton 352-216-0072 or Billy Schools at: 352-748-4427. Your donation includes your hot
dog, potato salad, baked beans and ice cream. We do request you bring your own drink and a chair.
Our history lesson for the month of October:
President Lincoln declares every 4th Thursday in November as the American Thanksgiving Day
The US, together with Great Britain, launched an invasion on Afghanistan) under Operation Enduring Freedom in response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the US. (10/7/2001)
The US Naval School, later known as the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, opens with 50
The pledge of Allegiance is first recited by students in many US public schools. (10/12/1892)
The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on Liberty Island in New York Harbor in New York City.
NOTE: If you have a talent or special trade and can help a Veteran with a small home repair, please
reach out to our CCC Veterans Association to volunteer/share your talents. You may not be physically capable of doing the repairs…but sometimes just the knowledge shared can help solve a
problem. On that note…should you know of a veteran in need of help let us know.
For God and Country
Continental Veterans properly disposing American Flags April 2023
March 2023 Hot Dog Fundraiser Slideshow. Click side arrows to select images
Making our March 2023 meeting both productive and enjoyable with the help of lunch provided by Mission BBQ.
I hope everyone is enjoying their summer…finding ways to stay cool if you remained at CCC with the summer’s blistering heat…or if you’re up north, like I am, enjoying sending “cool” weather updates to our friends in the south…rubbing it in (smile). As for Veteran news, there is not much to report on for this month of August. Our CCC Veterans Association does not meet during the summer, but we have been here for the proper disposal of over a hundred US flags on Flag Day and we have installed a couple more flag poles for our residents. We will resume our regular monthly meeting on September 18th.
Lastly, I’m sad to say Steve Newton, a Navy Veteran passed away at the age of 79 on July 1st. Steve was very interested and involved in crafts, bridge, and billiards and a Buffalo Bills fan. He was also an active member on our CCC Long Term Planning Committee as well as the Veteran’s Honor Guard. Our CCC Veterans Association has reached out to Steve’s family offering a memorial service in the Fall, please watch for details to follow. Rest in peace Steve.
Our History Lesson for August
We have two military birthdays in the Month of August: Aug. 4th is the US Coast Guard’s birthday and Aug. 29th is the Marine Corps Reserves birthday.
Having been established on August 4th, 1790, the Coast Guard Reserve will be 232 years old this year. Their motto is “Semper Paratus” …meaning Always Ready.
The beginning of the Marine Corps Reserve dates back to August 29th, 1916, when U.S. involvement in WW I appeared to be more likely President Woodrow Wilson signed the Naval Appropriations Act of 1916, which established the Marine Corps Reserve.
For God and Country
In the Restaurant there’s a hall between the dining room and the lounge. In the corner is The Continental Veterans POW table in memory of those who were/are prisoners of war.
Please read the following which will explain exactly what the table represents