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Presidents Day

Ross Dunfee While Presidents Day is a federal holiday, celebrated on the third Monday of February, it is not really a national holiday. Splitting hairs? In 1968, Congress passed the Monday Holiday Act for observance of Washington’s birthday, Memorial Day, and Veterans Day to be celebrated on a Monday, but the actual dates for the…

Inauguration Day

Ross Dunfee The ink was barely dry on the Declaration of Independence. The thirteen British Colonies, in their view, were no longer a part of Great Britain but they also were not conjoined by any body of law. On June 12, 1776, the day after appointing a committee of five to prepare the Declaration of…

Remember Our Fallen U.S. Veterans

Wreaths Across America (WAA) When a volunteer places a wreath on a veteran’s grave on National Wreaths Across America Day, we encourage them to speak that veteran’s name aloud, thank them for their service and sacrifice, and reflect on that person and their life. Along with our wreath-laying ceremonies at cemeteries throughout the country, WAA…

SOT-AZ introduces HOHP

Ceil Levatino This month I’d like to introduce you to an organization that you support each time you help SOT-AZ raise funds, and to some programs our members are personally involved with. Welcome to HOHP (Honoring, Hiring, Helping Our Heroes) HOHP is dedicated to assisting veterans and military families in Pinal County, by providing services…

Thank you, residents, from SOT

  The Board of Directors Support Our Troops – Arizona (SOT-AZ) would like to say a huge thank you to the Robson Ranch Community for the wonderful response we received for the new socks for our veterans. The Pinal County StandDown was held on March 17th and we gave out the new socks to our…

SOT-AZ Veterans Day Golf Tournament was a huge success

  Layne Jones SOT-AZ Veterans Day golf tournament/annual fundraising week – another huge success! SOT Military Appreciation Dinner: 140+ local and community residents enjoyed a buffet dinner netting $456. Honored Guests: WWII Veteran Donald Wallace Weil was present; his slide show interview at the WWII Memorial in Washington DC was shown. His dedication and love…

SOT – AZ kicks off Veterans Week Fundraising Events

Jeff Jones Our Veterans Day golf tournament/annual fundraising week began with our Military Appreciation Dinner, Canned Food Drive, Bake Sale and Live Auction on November 5. Over 140 attendees enjoyed a wonderful evening honoring ou.eterans and other distinguished guests. Some of our Robso.eterans displayed memorabilia from their military service, which enhanced the program. The evening…

AZ and TX resident honor fallen soldiers

Layne Jones Fifty-six SOT-AZ supporters from Robson Ranch, AZ along with 11 SOT supporters from Robson Ranch, Texas toured the World War II landing beaches in Normandy, France June 27-July 1, 2017. SOT honored the fallen soldiers at the American Cemetery overlooking Omaha Beach, one of the major landing beaches of the liberation invasion for…

SOT – AZ Enjoy Memorable Fundraising Cruise

Layne Jones Sixty-seven SOT-AZ and SOT-TEXAS members, along with their friends and relatives, cruised the Rhine River from Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Basel, Switzerland from July 1-8, 2017. Many of our cruisers joined together the week prior to the cruise in Normandy, France to commemorate D-Day, a very moving experience for all. The cruise, aboard…