Tag: SOT

U.S. Military History: The Star-Spangled Banner

Ross Dunfee At the outset of the 19th century, Great Britain was locked in a long and bitter conflict with Napoleon Bonaparte’s France. Both France and Great Britain attempted to block the United States from trading with the other, and restrict the USA from westward expansion. Beginning in 1812, Napoleon began to encounter the first…

Support Our Troops–AZ Makes Donation to VFW

Eddie Peters, Secretary, SOT-AZ Support Our Troops–AZ board members and members Rick Kvangnes, Eddie Peters, Bob Rohl, and Larry Zimmerman presented a check on May 24 for $3,000 to Commander Lori Byrne of VFW Post 1677 of Casa Grande. SOT–AZ will donate more than $85,000 this year to veterans’ causes and organizations. Help us at…

U.S. Military History: Memorial Day Poppies

Ross Dunfee World War I concluded with about 10 million military personnel killed, and a like number of civilians. One particularly bloody battle during WWI was at the Second Battle of Ypres (Belgium) where, on April 22, 1915, Germany fired 150 tons of lethal chlorine gas against two French and Algerian Divisions and two days…

Support Our Troops—AZ Makes Donations

Presenting the check to DAV

Eddie Peters, Secretary, SOT—AZ Support Our Troops—AZ (SOT) of Robson Ranch honors those who have honored us through their service and supports those who have sacrificed for us through military service. The organization raises money to support veterans and military organizations and veterans in need. In March, SOT—AZ made two donations. The first was $6,750…

U. S. Military History: Some U.S. Coast Guard History

Ross Dunfee Lighthouses On Aug. 7, 1789, in the ninth act of the first U.S. Congress, 12 lighthouses were transferred to the federal government, and the United States Lighthouse Establishment (USLHE) was created under the Department of the Treasury, then Revenue, then Treasury. Because of poor management and poor lighting at lighthouses, the Lighthouse Board…

Special Christmas Dinner for Eloy Veterans Center

Esther Aar On Dec. 20, the residents of Robson Ranch partnered with the congregation of Cowboy Church of Pinal County to sponsor a Christmas dinner for the Eloy Veterans Center. The outpouring of food, Christmas treats, socks, gifts, and cash donations was overwhelming. Christmas dinner was a feast of roast turkey and baked ham with…

Support Our Troops—AZ: Veterans Week Calendar

Support Our Troops–Arizona (SOT–AZ) provides for the material, physical, and emotional needs of our military men and women, active-duty and veterans alike. Over the years, we have given approximately $175,000 to support veteran causes. The majority of our funds come from activities during Veterans Week in November. This year’s program has something for everyone. Thursday, Nov.…