Veterans – The Pagosa Springs SUN http://www.pagosasun.com The most trusted source for news and information about Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Thu, 14 Nov 2019 21:46:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.4 U.S. Marine Corps birthday celebration http://www.pagosasun.com/u-s-marine-corps-birthday-celebration/ Sun, 17 Nov 2019 12:00:54 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=191306

Photos courtesy Karla Robinson and Maria MacNamee

Scene … celebrating the 244th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps on Sunday, Nov. 10. Marines and others celebrated the birthday with dinner, the traditional cake-cutting ceremony and a short program.

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Veterans Day breakfast http://www.pagosasun.com/veterans-day-breakfast/ Sat, 16 Nov 2019 12:00:30 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=191254

SUN photos/Chris Mannara

Marking the 19th year for the event, Pagosa Springs Middle School eighth-graders hosted the annual Veterans Day breakfast for our local heroes Monday. The event was a time for the youth of the community to talk with veterans and hear stories of their experiences.

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Cub Scouts http://www.pagosasun.com/cub-scouts-2/ Thu, 14 Nov 2019 22:00:00 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=191242

SUN photos/Chris Mannara

Cub Scouts of all ages learn the art of public service, while also honoring our country’s heroes on Nov. 6 at the downtown Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall. Cub Scout Pack 807, in conjunction with the Knights of Columbus, served a spaghetti and meatball dinner to local veterans and their families, while also hearing stories and enjoying the company.

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Veterans Day http://www.pagosasun.com/veterans-day-3/ Thu, 14 Nov 2019 11:55:54 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=191141

SUN photos/Chris Mannara

Local veterans were honored at multiple events over the last week. Nov. 6 featured local Cub Scouts serving dinner and chatting with local veterans. On Veterans Day, a ceremony was held at the American Legion to honor past, present and future veterans.

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Marine Corps birthday http://www.pagosasun.com/marine-corps-birthday/ Thu, 14 Nov 2019 11:54:26 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=191138

Photo courtesy Karla Robinson

During the celebration of the 244th birthday of the Marine Corps on Nov. 10, a special ceremony took place where the oldest Marine present gives the first piece of birthday cake to the youngest Marine present. This ceremony symbolizes the passing of traditions from one generation of Marines to the next. Ernie Garcia, who entered the Marine Corps in 1952, is pictured passing the first piece of cake to Cedar Sorrell. She entered the Marine Corps in 1995. Observing the ceremony is Maj. Don MacNamee, USMC (ret.).

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Marine Corps birthday celebration planned http://www.pagosasun.com/marine-corps-birthday-celebration-planned-3/ Fri, 08 Nov 2019 12:00:54 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=190633 By Ed Robinson
Special to The SUN
From the Marines’ Hymn: “If the Army and the Navy ever look on Heaven’s scenes, they will find the streets are guarded by United States Marines.”
Pagosa-area Marines and their guests are invited to celebrate the 244th birthday of the United States Marine Corps on Nov. 10. The celebration will be held at Boss Hogg’s Restaurant and Saloon, 157 Navajo Trail Drive.
Festivities begin at 6 p.m. with a gathering in the restaurant’s main floor Wilderness Room. Dinner orders will be taken at 6:30 p.m. Attendees will pay for their own dinners and drinks; an 18 percent gratuity will be added to all bills.
The traditional cake cutting ceremony and short program will follow dinner. Complimentary birthday cake will be served as dessert.
Other service members, especially U.S. Navy Corpsmen, are welcome. Dress is casual, however, military uniforms are always welcome.
Contact Ed Robinson at 731-0718 or Don MacNamee at 731-0306 with any questions.

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19th annual Veterans Day breakfast set for Nov. 11 http://www.pagosasun.com/19th-annual-veterans-day-breakfast-set-for-nov-11/ Fri, 08 Nov 2019 12:00:12 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=190628 This coming Veteran’s Day, Monday, Nov. 11, will mark the 19th year for the annual eighth-grade Veterans Day breakfast.
The breakfast is slated to begin at 7:30 a.m. on Veterans Day and is set to last until 10:30 a.m. in the Ross Aragon Community Center gym, with a music program scheduled for 9 a.m.
The event, led by Pagosa Springs Middle School eighth-grade history teacher Scott White, has become not only a great school event, but a county-wide community service project, he explained in an email to The SUN.
White noted that Archuleta County is losing its World War II veterans and, eventually, locals will not have an opportunity to meet and hear the stories that these heroes have to tell.
“This is a perfect opportunity for my students to understand primary sources and hear stories from the source. What a valuable way of learning History,” White wrote. “I also believe that my students grow through this experience each year, gaining an appreciation for the true heroes, men and women who have fought and served to preserve our freedoms.”
White added that he is looking to reach out to veterans from the Jicarilla tribe and to invite them to the breakfast, as well as younger veterans.
All community members, as well as non-veterans, are welcome to help cook, serve and donate food, White noted.
Additionally, White noted that the gym will be set up on Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. and all citizens are welcome to help set up and decorate.

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Duty to country http://www.pagosasun.com/duty-to-country/ Thu, 07 Nov 2019 11:56:33 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=190537

James Hart

On Sept. 11, 2001, James Hart was working as an electrician in Albuquerque, N.M., when he heard on the radio the United States had been attacked.

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19th annual Veterans Day breakfast coming soon, volunteers needed http://www.pagosasun.com/19th-annual-veterans-day-breakfast-coming-soon-volunteers-needed/ Wed, 06 Nov 2019 12:00:51 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=190195 This coming Veteran’s Day, Monday, Nov. 11, will mark the 19th year for the annual eighth-grade Veterans Day breakfast.
The breakfast is slated to begin at 7:30 a.m. on Veterans Day and is set to last until 10:30 a.m. in the Ross Aragon Community Center gym, with a music program scheduled for 9 a.m.
The event, led by Pagosa Springs Middle School eighth-grade history teacher Scott White, has become not only a great school event, but a county-wide community service project, he explained in an email to The SUN.
White noted that Archuleta County is losing its World War II veterans and, eventually, locals will not have an opportunity to meet and hear the stories that these heroes have to tell.
“This is a perfect opportunity for my students to understand primary sources and hear stories from the source. What a valuable way of learning History,” White wrote. “I also believe that my students grow through this experience each year, gaining an appreciation for the true heroes, men and women who have fought and served to preserve our freedoms.”
White added that he is looking to reach out to veterans from the Jicarilla tribe and to invite them to the breakfast, as well as younger veterans.
All community members, as well as non-veterans, are welcome to help cook, serve and donate food, White noted.
Additionally, White noted that the gym will be set up on Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. and all citizens are welcome to help set up and decorate.

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Marine Corps birthday celebration planned http://www.pagosasun.com/marine-corps-birthday-celebration-planned-2/ Mon, 04 Nov 2019 12:00:31 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=190250 By Ed Robinson
Special to The SUN
From the Marines’ Hymn: “If the Army and the Navy ever look on Heaven’s scenes, they will find the streets are guarded by United States Marines.”
Pagosa-area Marines and their guests are invited to celebrate the 244th birthday of the United States Marine Corps on Nov. 10. The celebration will be held at Boss Hogg’s Restaurant and Saloon, 157 Navajo Trail Drive.
Festivities begin at 6 p.m. with a gathering in the restaurant’s main floor Wilderness Room. Dinner orders will be taken at 6:30 p.m. Attendees will pay for their own dinners and drinks; an 18 percent gratuity will be added to all bills.
The traditional cake cutting ceremony and short program will follow dinner. Complimentary birthday cake will be served as dessert.
Other service members, especially U.S. Navy Corpsmen, are welcome. Dress is casual, however, military uniforms are always welcome.
Contact Ed Robinson at 731-0718 or Don MacNamee at 731-0306 with any questions.

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