Veterans Memorial – 20th CVETSMEM http://20thcvetsmem.org/ Thu, 11 Aug 2022 18:11:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://20thcvetsmem.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/default1.png Veterans Memorial – 20th CVETSMEM http://20thcvetsmem.org/ 32 32 APRIL 2023 DATES SET FOR THE 58TH LONG BEACH YACHT CLUB CONGRESS CUP https://20thcvetsmem.org/april-2023-dates-set-for-the-58th-long-beach-yacht-club-congress-cup/ Thu, 11 Aug 2022 18:11:26 +0000 https://20thcvetsmem.org/april-2023-dates-set-for-the-58th-long-beach-yacht-club-congress-cup/ LONG BEACH, CA (August 11, 2022) – Dates have been announced for the 58th Congress Cup Regatta and Ficker Cup Qualifiers hosted by the Long Beach Yacht Club: with the Congress Cup scheduled for April 18-22 2023 preceded by the Ficker Cup from April 13 to 15, 2023. In making the announcement, 2023 Chairman Bob […]]]>

LONG BEACH, CA (August 11, 2022) – Dates have been announced for the 58th Congress Cup Regatta and Ficker Cup Qualifiers hosted by the Long Beach Yacht Club: with the Congress Cup scheduled for April 18-22 2023 preceded by the Ficker Cup from April 13 to 15, 2023.

In making the announcement, 2023 Chairman Bob Piercy said: “I am both honored and a little intimidated to preside over this esteemed world-class event. The Congress Cup is known as an elite competition and LBYC, past presidents and volunteers have raised the bar even higher. However, having served on the Executive Committee for the past four years, I am ready and eager to take on the challenge of the 58th Congress Cup Regatta!

The Congress Cup has been considered the “grandfather of match racing” since 1965. The event made LBYC an innovator in the game of match racing; pioneering water umpiring and setting a global standard that endures today.

As the paragon on the World Match Racing Tour and a championship-level stop on the World Match Racing Tour, the Congress Cup is guaranteed the hottest sailing talent and action on the waters of Long Beach every year.

The 2023 Congress Cup format will continue as a 10-team double round robin series, followed by semi-finals and small finals, with a final stage to determine the winner of the trophy and the prestigious Crimson Blazer.

In the 2022 Congress Cup, Ian Williams (GBR) leveled the score over decades-old rival Taylor Canfield (USA) when he triumphed in the final after a spirited five-day streak in windy conditions. Williams now equals Canfield with five Congress Cup titles apiece – and fans will be hoping the two return for another raucous competitive fight.

The 2023 roster will be announced later this year, with the final two entrants exiting the Ficker Cup in mid-April 2023. “Tony Mansour will do an outstanding job presiding over next year’s Ficker Cup,” Piercy noted, adding: “We will continue the process we instituted last year of combining the Congress Cup and Ficker Cup Selection Committees, to choose the best possible contenders for both events and ensure the highest standard of competition.

The Congress Cup is challenged in a fleet of identical 37-foot Catalina sloops designed specifically for the LBYC match racing series, ensuring a level platform and exciting competition. Races take place directly next to the city’s Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier, where spectators can watch the thrilling games for free, beginning around 11:30 a.m. each day.

“The city of Long Beach is a waterfront playground in the heart of Southern California,” Piercy said, and has been named “America’s Water Capital.” With over seven miles of beaches, great ocean breezes and two large marinas, residents and visitors enjoy water activities such as sailing, snorkeling, kayaking, kite surfing, outrigger canoeing, paddleboarding, rowing, scuba diving, swimming, water polo, water skiing and much more.

“Due to the consistent and strong prevailing winds, Long Beach was chosen as the site for the sailing events of the 1984 Olympics and will again host the sailing events of the Los Angeles Olympics in 2028,” said continued Piercy. He expects the 2023 Congress Cup timeslot to offer those same stellar conditions. “April has always been a good month for sailing in Long Beach, with steady breezes and warm weather ahead of the busy summer regatta schedule. Our April rendezvous took a lot of time and research to establish, but we are now ready and we are already preparing for a fantastic event!

Aerial view of the Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier in Long Beach, California

For complete information on the 2023 Congress Cup as it unfolds, visit www.thecongressionalcup.com; and visit www.wmrt.com for more details on WMRT.

Long Beach Yacht Club, the first club in Long Beach, California, was established in 1929 and is recognized as a leading organization in the international yachting community for its commitment to excellence in yacht racing and innovation in race management. LBYC is home to many outstanding sailors and Olympic champions. In addition to hosting many local, national and international yachting events, Club member families enjoy a calendar of social, yachting and junior activities throughout the year at its beautiful clubhouse on the shore of Alamitos bay.

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ADVA Commissioner Issues Statement Regarding Vandalism and Theft at Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Spanish Fort https://20thcvetsmem.org/adva-commissioner-issues-statement-regarding-vandalism-and-theft-at-alabama-state-veterans-memorial-cemetery-at-spanish-fort/ Wed, 10 Aug 2022 01:53:00 +0000 https://20thcvetsmem.org/adva-commissioner-issues-statement-regarding-vandalism-and-theft-at-alabama-state-veterans-memorial-cemetery-at-spanish-fort/ ADVA Commissioner Issues Statement Regarding Vandalism and Theft at Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Spanish Fort The following statement was issued by Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs (ADVA) Commissioner Kent Davis on August 9 regarding a recent robbery at the Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Spanish Fort : “ADVA is very proud […]]]>

ADVA Commissioner Issues Statement Regarding Vandalism and Theft at Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Spanish Fort

The following statement was issued by Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs (ADVA) Commissioner Kent Davis on August 9 regarding a recent robbery at the Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Spanish Fort :

“ADVA is very proud to serve the approximately 400,000 veterans who call Alabama home. In our 77 years as a Department of State, we have established many prominent programs, including the Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Spanish Fort. It was a world-class facility when it opened in 2012, and ADVA has continued to enhance its reputation by implementing upgrades and improvements. In the past few months alone, the facility has been carrying out a project to raise and realign all headstones in the cemetery, and the State Board of Veterans Affairs has approved a proposal to begin Phase 2 of the expansion. of the establishment.

“You can imagine our reaction on Sunday evening when we discovered that someone had stolen the beautiful bronze seals of US military service which are displayed on a memorial wall under the American flag opposite the cemetery’s incarceration shelter. In the process, the thief damaged the memorial wall which contains not only poles for the American flag, but also the flags of the state of Alabama and the Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs, as well as other Cemetery Properties This is a solemn area of ​​the cemetery where families and friends gather to remember, honor and mourn the loss of a loved one as they rest.

“We are outraged and embarrassed by this disrespectful act of desecration to Alabama veterans and their loved ones. The $6,000 in stolen property can and will be replaced, but this egregious act of theft from a cemetery for those who served our great nation with dignity is simply amazing.

“We and the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office are asking for assistance in this matter and that anyone with information contact the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office at 251-937-0202.”

Dr. Barry Booth, a strong supporter and driving force behind the establishment of the Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Spanish Fort, also expressed his frustrations. “It’s heartbreaking that someone would take advantage of a veterans cemetery and do something like this,” he said. “It’s an amazing facility that the community should have and be proud of.”

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Sacco Brothers Honored at North Adams American Legion for WWII Service / iBerkshires.com https://20thcvetsmem.org/sacco-brothers-honored-at-north-adams-american-legion-for-wwii-service-iberkshires-com/ Mon, 08 Aug 2022 02:02:00 +0000 https://20thcvetsmem.org/sacco-brothers-honored-at-north-adams-american-legion-for-wwii-service-iberkshires-com/ A newspaper clipping from the North Adams Transcript announcing the death of Samuel Sacco. On Sunday, members of the Sacco family and others participate in a flag-raising ceremony at the North American Adams Legion. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. – The sacrifice of the Sacco family is part of the story. A piece of […]]]>
A newspaper clipping from the North Adams Transcript announcing the death of Samuel Sacco.
On Sunday, members of the Sacco family and others participate in a flag-raising ceremony at the North American Adams Legion.

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. – The sacrifice of the Sacco family is part of the story.

A piece of WWII memorabilia that honors the Saccos at North Adams American Legion Post 125 has a bit of a legend attached to it.

“During my research, I was unable to find the exact source where this propeller came from, Station 125 Commander Mitchell Kiel said Sunday afternoon. “Which makes my job here today a little easier, because I can overstate how we got here.”

Kiel then told the story of the propeller to the crowd gathered to honor Peter, Ralph, Samuel, Anthony, Pasquale and Joseph Sacco.

It’s a story that involves the kind of trouble the brothers sometimes find, Kiel said.

“While Pat and Tony were both in England, hoping to meet their brother Sam, what I know as the ‘Secret Squirrel Mission’ happened,” he said. “The two brothers, having not seen each other for a period of two years, made up for each other personally and professionally and then fell back into their youthful and mischievous ways while back at North Adams.

“With one thing leading to another and going bold for bold, there is a famous military saying: ‘Drift gear is a gift.’ The propeller found its way back to the United States and Tony returned it to the station some time later.

None of the Sacco brothers are here today to confirm or deny this story, but their memories live on at the Legion and in the hearts of fellow veterans, family members and ordinary Americans who benefit from the sacrifices of the brothers and millions of people like them during World War II.

Dozens of the brothers’ extended family were on hand for a noon ceremony at Post 125, where statewide Legion officials joined local veterans in a waiving ceremony. of the flag and the unveiling of a plaque recognizing the Sacco Brothers which will be displayed at the American Installation Legion Drive along with the propeller. The latter is a fitting testament to the Saccos, whose postings included an Air Depot Group in the South Pacific (Peter) and, in Europe, the Army Air Corps (Anthony and Joseph) and the 110th Bomber Group (Pasquale).

Anthony’s daughter Margaret Ciepiela shared with the crowd in Legion Hall a brief bio of each of the Sacco brothers, including Samuel, who was just 24 when he enlisted in 1942 and was the only one of six brothers who did not survive the war.

“[Samuel M. Sacco] was killed in action in Germany on March 1, 1945,” Ciepiela said. “Uncle Sam was said to be legally blind, and it was a deterrent leading to his death. He was sent home with the rank of Private First Class and is buried in Southview Cemetery.

Ciepiela thanked members of the American Legion for making Sunday’s event possible.

“The American Legion was a big part of our family, and we are so grateful that they continue the tradition of honoring and helping our veterans,” she said.

Current state representative and longtime North Adams mayor John Barrett III said the Sacco family has been instrumental in helping the city honor those who have served.

“[Anthony Sacco] let me know in no uncertain terms when I took office in 1984 that he had high expectations of our veterans recognition,” Barrett said. “I think he was the instigator of the creation…of a memorial to our veterans and those who served our country on Veterans Drive.

“It always bothered me that we had Veterans Memorial Drive, but we never had a memorial there. And he’s one of the reasons we had it built in the late 1990s. , at the beginning of the 2000’s. “

The current mayor of North Adams told the crowd that the Saccos’ life of service continues in peacetime.

“It is truly an honor for me to be here today for the important event to honor your family,” said Jennifer Macksey. “In addition to fighting on behalf of our country, the Sacco family has made a notable contribution to this community. And we have to thank Anthony, Samuel, Pat, Peter, Ralph and Joe for their bravery and the families for the sacrifices made.

“Today is a celebration of all those sacrifices, and today we dedicate to the Sacco brothers. They were veterans, volunteers, civic leaders, business people, family members, but, more importantly, they were our friends, neighbors and loved ones.

Pastor Dave Anderson of First Baptist Church concluded Sunday’s ceremony with an invocation. Anderson said that when asked to take part in the event, he didn’t realize the impact it would have.

“As we watched outside the flag rise, lower and bend as Taps played, and as we listened to the story of the six brothers, I found myself praying to God that ‘May I never stop having a lump in your throat,'” Anderson said. “May we never cease to be filled with gratitude for the sacrifices that have been made for us over the decades. May we never cease to be proud of this nation, for which all these men and women left to fight in foreign lands.

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Fratto campaign announces town hall schedule | Featured story https://20thcvetsmem.org/fratto-campaign-announces-town-hall-schedule-featured-story/ Sat, 06 Aug 2022 04:15:00 +0000 https://20thcvetsmem.org/fratto-campaign-announces-town-hall-schedule-featured-story/ Fratto campaign announces town hall schedule GENEVA — A stop in Batavia will kick off two weeks of public events for 24th Congressional District candidate Mario Fratto. The Fratto campaign has released its schedule for Monday through August 22. The events are open to the public and the media. Fratto will be at Centennial Park […]]]>

Fratto campaign announces town hall schedule

GENEVA — A stop in Batavia will kick off two weeks of public events for 24th Congressional District candidate Mario Fratto.

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American Legion Post Brings “The Moving Wall” Vietnam Veterans Memorial to Holly – The Oakland Press https://20thcvetsmem.org/american-legion-post-brings-the-moving-wall-vietnam-veterans-memorial-to-holly-the-oakland-press/ Wed, 03 Aug 2022 19:23:21 +0000 https://20thcvetsmem.org/american-legion-post-brings-the-moving-wall-vietnam-veterans-memorial-to-holly-the-oakland-press/ Holly American Legion Post 149 brings “The Moving Wall” Vietnam Veterans Memorial to Holly for the first time. The Moving Wall will be at the Karl Richter Campus, 300 East Street. The wall will be open to the public, free of charge, 24 hours a day, from Thursday August 4th to Monday August 8th. The […]]]>

Holly American Legion Post 149 brings “The Moving Wall” Vietnam Veterans Memorial to Holly for the first time. The Moving Wall will be at the Karl Richter Campus, 300 East Street. The wall will be open to the public, free of charge, 24 hours a day, from Thursday August 4th to Monday August 8th.

The moving wall theme in Holly is “Reflections I”. The committee is made up of veterans, business people and citizens. The co-chairs are Vietnam veterans Joe Mishler and Rick Powers.

The Richter Campus is named after Air Force pilot Karl Richter, who was shot down during his 198th mission in North Vietnam and did not survive. The names of those who lost their lives in Vietnam in surrounding communities were included, according to a press release.

“The Wall is sacred ground and people leave precious gifts on the Wall,” Mishler said.

“We’ll be picking up the items left on the wall at Holly and bringing them to the actual wall in Washington, DC on Veterans Day.”

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial bears the names of 58,318 Americans who lost their lives during the Vietnam War. The Movable Wall is a half-scale model of the current memorial in Washington, DC Vietnam Combat Veterans LTD traveled across the country with the Movable Wall.

The event begins August 4 at the Holiday Inn Express on North Holly Road, off Exit 108 on I-75. The escort will begin at 9:30 a.m. and will be led by the Patriot Guard who will first give a security briefing. The Wall is expected to arrive at the Richter Campus around 10 a.m., with the opening ceremony at 3 p.m. A POW/MIA service will be held at 7 p.m. on August 5. All veterans are welcome.

At 7 p.m. on August 6, there will be a special performance of music and stories presented by US Army veteran Joe Mishler and USMC veteran Nick Juno.
The closing ceremony will take place on August 7 at 3 p.m. The wall will remain open until it is dismantled on Monday August 8.

“The committee greatly appreciates all of the support from the Holly Region,” Mishler said. The committee has Reflections I t-shirts for sale.

Volunteers are needed to cover all time slots. To volunteer and for more information, call Joe 810-348-9960 or email jmm1967@comcast.net.

Oakland County Veteran Resource Fair to be held in Southfield

The Oakland County Veterans Resource Fair runs from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, August 11 at Southfield High School, 24675 Lahser Road, Southfield.
Representatives will be on hand to serve all veterans, active duty, guardsmen and reserves, and their families with resources, including free non-perishable food boxes.

• Gary Burnstein Community Health Clinic – free dental appointments.

• Detroit VA Healthcare System-offering registration assistance and exams for unregistered veterans.

• Dorsey College Cosmetology Program — Hairstylists will be on hand to provide free haircuts to veterans.

• Oakland County Veterans Services will provide information and assistance with Veterans Benefits claims and give away $50 Meijer gift cards. To be eligible, you must be a Veteran and an Oakland County resident and present a copy of DD214.

• Oakland Community Health Network to address all behavioral health issues and concerns, including health screenings.

• Oakland County, Michigan, it works! provide veterans and their families with career planning, training programs, job search resources and the opportunity to meet with an employment specialist.

• Oakland County Housing and Neighborhood Development will be available to help residents with housing advice and more.

• Assistance dogs on site. Free entry. Registration required for the fair at www.eventbrite.com/e/oakland-county-veterans-resource-fair-tickets-376808523437.

For more information, email Tyrone Jordan at jordant@oakgov.com or call 248-285-8016.

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New pickleball courts and tournament at North Veterans Memorial Park https://20thcvetsmem.org/new-pickleball-courts-and-tournament-at-north-veterans-memorial-park/ Tue, 02 Aug 2022 00:29:14 +0000 https://20thcvetsmem.org/new-pickleball-courts-and-tournament-at-north-veterans-memorial-park/ Aug. 1—RUSHVILLE — The Rushville Parks Department has completed a new addition to North Veterans Memorial Park: a pickleball court. In the past, this space was underused and rarely visited by park visitors. Wanting to rectify this problem, the Parks Department hesitated between adding a new basketball court or a pickleball court. Seeing the increase […]]]>

Aug. 1—RUSHVILLE — The Rushville Parks Department has completed a new addition to North Veterans Memorial Park: a pickleball court. In the past, this space was underused and rarely visited by park visitors.

Wanting to rectify this problem, the Parks Department hesitated between adding a new basketball court or a pickleball court. Seeing the increase in national interest in pickleball, the parks department has committed to bringing a new activity to the Rushville parks system. Through a joint effort of the Parks Department, the Streets Department, and Eugene Stanley, the pickleball court quickly came together.

To celebrate the official opening of the pickleball courts, the City of Rushville and Rush County Bicentennial Committee will host the inaugural Bicentennial Summer Series Pickleball Tournament. The annual tournament will take place from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, August 6 at North Veterans Memorial Park. Courts may be located behind the Waggener Community Pool.

To enter the tournament, please find and follow the link posted on the City of Rushville Facebook page or type https://forms.gle/L24tpTz5ebJD7cVj8. Team registration closes Thursday, August 4. The registration cost is $10 per team upon arrival at the tournament. Players are not allowed to play until payment has been cleared. The tournament will be double elimination, which means that each team will play at least two matches.

Teams will play for a first grand prize of $200, in honor of Rush County’s bicentennial. The second place team will receive $50. Participants should not forget their payment, paddles and balls. Participants are recommended to bring their own water, but water and light snacks will be provided.

Pickleball courts are open to the public at North Veterans Memorial Park. This addition signifies the city’s continued investment and interest in the Rushville park system.

Information provided

Contact Aaron Kirchoff at aaron.kirchoff@greensburgdailynews.com

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Bay City’s Labadie Rib Fest hopes for ‘thousands of smiling faces’ https://20thcvetsmem.org/bay-citys-labadie-rib-fest-hopes-for-thousands-of-smiling-faces/ Sat, 30 Jul 2022 11:30:00 +0000 https://20thcvetsmem.org/bay-citys-labadie-rib-fest-hopes-for-thousands-of-smiling-faces/ BAY CITY, MI – With the smell of smoked meat and music playing throughout Veterans Memorial Park, the Labadie Rib Fest is in full swing. While this event was a Bay City constant in the past, it’s finally back after ten years. “It’s amazing. It’s been a ten-year dream,” said co-director Joel Tacey. “The worst […]]]>

BAY CITY, MI – With the smell of smoked meat and music playing throughout Veterans Memorial Park, the Labadie Rib Fest is in full swing.

While this event was a Bay City constant in the past, it’s finally back after ten years.

“It’s amazing. It’s been a ten-year dream,” said co-director Joel Tacey. “The worst of the pandemic is behind us, it’s time to get back to normal life. us and support our communities.

On Friday, July 29, the celebrity contest began at noon with ten contestants vying for the title of best ribs and best sauce. Some contestants have partnered with local radio or news media and charities, while others have only been paired with charities.

Competitors included:

  • Cowboys BBQ – Pat Cooper Joe FM (Santa Joe Charity)
  • Johnson’s BBQ – State Street Academy
  • Tender Bonez – Toni and Trish House
  • Smokin’ Charlie’s – Caitlyn French and Ricardo Quintanilla with MLive (Disability Resource Network)
  • This Guy’s BBQ – Seth Justice 98KCQ (pink background)
  • Fat Matt’s BBQ – Matt Bingham Z93 Morning After (Literacy Council)
  • Piggin N Grillin – Bay County Habitat for Humanity
  • Kretschy’s barbecue – Recovery paths
  • Famous Dave’s – Big Brothers and Big Sisters
  • Smokin’ Bob-B-Que – Mary Ida Doan Santa House

For the best ribs and sauce, here is the list of winners:

  1. 1. Fat Matt’s BBQ
  2. 2. Smokin’ Charlie’s
  3. 3. This guy’s barbecue

Related: Lighting the fire: Bay City’s new ‘Labadie Rib Fest’ kicks off this week

Apart from celebrity cuisine, the festival offers several other things to do, such as visiting the petting zoo, supporting local and foreign vendors, live music, and more. Click here to see the full schedule of events.

Hours are Saturday July 30 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday July 31 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. It costs $12 per person to enter with free admission for children 12 and under.

“We’re hoping for thousands of smiling faces, happy competitors and a buzz around Bay City that’s never been seen before,” Tacey added.

Learn more about MLive:

Concert lineup announced for new Labadie Rib Fest in Bay City

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Dallas County Veterans Memorial Wall to be added near Liberty Rock in Minburn https://20thcvetsmem.org/dallas-county-veterans-memorial-wall-to-be-added-near-liberty-rock-in-minburn/ Thu, 28 Jul 2022 13:36:53 +0000 https://20thcvetsmem.org/dallas-county-veterans-memorial-wall-to-be-added-near-liberty-rock-in-minburn/ There will soon be another way to recognize veterans near the Dallas County Freedom Rock in Minburn. Paul Snyder, chairman of the Freedom Park Committee, said they plan to add a Dallas County Veterans Memorial Wall. The wall will feature bricks engraved with the names of past and present veterans who live or have lived […]]]>

There will soon be another way to recognize veterans near the Dallas County Freedom Rock in Minburn.

Paul Snyder, chairman of the Freedom Park Committee, said they plan to add a Dallas County Veterans Memorial Wall. The wall will feature bricks engraved with the names of past and present veterans who live or have lived in Dallas County.

“The main deal was just to try to honor Dallas County veterans,” Snyder said.

The Dallas County Freedom Rock was installed in 2019 south of The Nineteen14 along Route 169 in Minburn. The rock, painted by Ray “Bubba” Sorensen, depicts the five Wilson brothers on one side and Nile Kinnick of Adel and Bob Feller of Van Meter on the other.

The Minburn American Legion Post 99 also installed a flagpole, added sidewalks, landscaping, lights, and a storyboard.

The Freedom Park Committee was later split from the Freedom Rock Committee. Snyder said the Freedom Park Committee has been working to spruce up the park for the past year. Trees were planted, and Snyder said the committee then began looking for another way to honor Dallas County veterans. The committee decided to install a three-foot memorial wall with the names of past and present veterans.

Engraved bricks will be sold for $100. While many bricks will likely be purchased by family members, Snyder said there’s also an option for those who don’t have family in the military.

“They can say ‘I’d like to buy a brick for someone from Van Meter, someone from Perry or the next Navy veteran,’ we’ll do some research and try to find someone who deserves it,” a Snyder said. “As we have the information, we will recontact the person who made the donation and let them know the brick they are buying.”

The Freedom Park Committee is currently working to sell the bricks. Snyder said they hope to know how many bricks they have by this winter to determine how many walls they will install. Construction would then begin in the spring. Any remaining proceeds from the sale of the bricks will be used for the upkeep of Liberty Rock Park.

Brick order forms can be picked up at Minburn City Hall or downloaded and mailed to Minburn American Legion Post #99 – Wall Fund PO Box 173 Minburn, IA 50167. Those interested in learning more about the project can also call Snyder at 515-422-4820.

“We’re hoping to get a big representation from veterans,” Snyder said. “We want people to realize it’s not just Minburn or Perry, it’s for the county. We want all veterans in the county to deserve recognition and this is an opportunity to get their names known and remembered.

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UTRGV Athletics will host football events in Brownsville https://20thcvetsmem.org/utrgv-athletics-will-host-football-events-in-brownsville/ Mon, 25 Jul 2022 20:13:52 +0000 https://20thcvetsmem.org/utrgv-athletics-will-host-football-events-in-brownsville/ History links GREAT RIO VALLEY – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) Intercollegiate Athletics Department announced Monday that the women’s soccer team will host a free youth clinic on Aug. 6, while the men’s soccer team will host a exhibition game on August 13 in Brownsville. The youth […]]]>

GREAT RIO VALLEY – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) Intercollegiate Athletics Department announced Monday that the women’s soccer team will host a free youth clinic on Aug. 6, while the men’s soccer team will host a exhibition game on August 13 in Brownsville.

The youth clinic will be held at Brownsville Sports Park from 4:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. and will be open to girls ages 10-18 attending elementary, middle or high school on a first-come-first-serve basis. service basis.

To register in advance, interested participants can visit GoUTRGV.com/SoccerClinic.

All attendees will be required to complete a waiver on site prior to the start of the clinic. On-site check-in and registration begins at 3:30 p.m.

“Brownsville is an important part of our community, and we’re thrilled at this opportunity to give back by offering this soccer clinic,” the UTRGV women’s soccer head coach said. Marc Foster said. “We received great feedback from last year’s clinic, and we hope we can make this an annual event. We hope to see as many children as possible attend. We look forward to seeing everyone there. -down.”

Questions regarding the clinic can be directed to the UTRGV Women’s Football Assistant Head Coach Audra Larson at 956-665-3864 or by email at audra.larson@utrgv.edu.

The men’s team will host St. Mary’s at 6:30 p.m. at Brownsville Veterans Memorial High School. This will be the second straight year that the two programs will meet in Brownsville.

Admission to the game is free.

“Last year was fantastic,” said the UTRGV men’s football head coach. Bryheem Hancock said. “We did a few camps last spring and this summer as well in Brownsville and it’s always been a really good turnout. They’re very educated on the game and playing it the right way. The excitement and the energy that they bring to the game, as a player, it makes you want to play harder, which makes the game more fun and more exciting, so we’re looking to play there in Brownsville and keep doing that.”

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Downtown events could cause traffic problems https://20thcvetsmem.org/downtown-events-could-cause-traffic-problems/ Sat, 23 Jul 2022 18:26:29 +0000 https://20thcvetsmem.org/downtown-events-could-cause-traffic-problems/ JACKSONVILLE, Florida. – With several events taking place Saturday night in downtown Jacksonville, including a 5K race, drivers should stay alert for possible detours and traffic delays. The Jumbo Shrimp jump starts the evening with a game against the Charlotte Knights at 6:35 p.m. at 121 Financial Park. The Shrimp will take to the field […]]]>

JACKSONVILLE, Florida. – With several events taking place Saturday night in downtown Jacksonville, including a 5K race, drivers should stay alert for possible detours and traffic delays.

The Jumbo Shrimp jump starts the evening with a game against the Charlotte Knights at 6:35 p.m. at 121 Financial Park. The Shrimp will take to the field as Jax Red Caps to celebrate Negro League Night.

Next door at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, the Sharks will face the Carolina Cobras at 7 p.m. for Military Night.

In the heart of downtown, runners will take part in the Vestcor Bridge Run, an annual charity 5k that kicks off at 7 p.m. on Water Street near the Prime Osborn Convention Center. The course will loop runners from Adams Streets to Forsyth Streets before sending them over the Main Street Bridge and then back over the Acosta Bridge to the finish line on Water Street.

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The charity run supports organizations such as Jacksonville Classical Academy, ExcelinEd, UF Health Jacksonville, Jacksonville University, North Florida School of Special Education and MOSH.

It’s unclear which parts of the streets, if any, will be closed for racing, or for how long, so drivers may want to avoid the downtown racetrack area.

To view the route map, click here.

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