Oro Valley Post 132  Memorial Day Newsletter,  May 26, 2024.

Oro Valley Post 132 and Family activities/notices and information.

Plain hamburger with pickle, cheese, andketchup.
Burger with cheese and chili on bun.
Hot dog in bun with mustard.
Hot dog in bun with chili, onions and mustard.

Post membership meeting, Note date change for June only!:

Thursday, June 13, 6:30 pm at Vistoso Memorial Chapel, 2285 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd., Oro Valley. A pre-meeting meal will be available from 5:00 pm-6:00 pm. This month we are offering a choice of any two of the following items, a chili dog, a regular dog, a regular hamburger, or a chili burger, with all the fixings and chips. As always, donations are appreciated. Serving from 5:00 pm till 6:00 pm or until sold out. We look foward to seeing you there.. A complimentary social follows each monthly meeting. Monthly meetings are the 3rd Thursday at  6:30 pm. Post POC: Garry Lawrence, phone 520-245-8521  or email faretired@gmail.com. There will be no Auxiliary Unit meeting in June.

Riders Chapter 132 membership meeting:

Wednesday, June 5 at 6:00 pm at Fairwinds-Desert Point, 10701 N. La Reserve Dr., Oro Valley. Meetings are on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 6:00 pm. Riders Chapter 132 Director – Jeff Fawks, phone 661-802-2596 or email jeff_fawks@yahoo.com.

Upcoming Dates, activities and events to remember:

Adopt-A-Road banner with trees, grass, road and houses.
Red and white Volunteers Needed sign on post in grass.

June 1, next Adopt-A-Road clean-up:

Volunteers needed. Meet in the East parking lot of St. Marks R.C. Church, 2727 W. Tangerine Rd. in Oro Valley. Please provide name and phone number in advance to POC Tom Roblee, phone 509-910-9323 or email  roblee.thomas@yahoo.com. Equipped with pick-up tools and trash bags, help pick up trash along a stretch of Tangerine while enjoying the company of others. This is a low stress, fun activity. Legion, Auxiliary Unit, Riders, and SAL members are welcome. Family members and friends are also welcome.

D-Day, 6th of June banner with United States flag on the upper half of the banner.

June 6, 2024, the 80th Anniversary of the D-Day Invasion:

On this day in 1944, more than 160,000 Allied troops landed along a heavily-fortified French coastline, to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. A full Moon was needed both for illumination during the hours of darkness and for a high tide, the former to illuminate navigational landmarks for the crews of aircraft, gliders, and landing craft, and the latter to provide the deepest possible water to help safe navigation over defensive obstacles placed by the Germans in the surf. A full moon occurred on 6 June. More than 4,400 Allied troops died that day.

Past Activities and Information:

Auxiliary Unit 132 member Onita Davis presenting donation to Legion132 member volunte

April 26, Auxiliary Unit donates to Camp Corral:

Auxiliary Unit 132 member Onita Davis made a $200 donation to the DAV Tucson Chapter’s Camp Corral fundraising campaign. Camp Corral is a camp program for children of wounded, ill, injured, and fallen military heroes.

Two members of American Legion Post 132 presenting a United States slag to Eagle Scout.

April 27, Eagle Scout Court of Honor:

Scout Anderson Peters of Oro Valley Troop 007 received his Eagle Scout award. Post members, Don Besse, and Larry McNamee attended the award ceremony and presented Anderson with a folded American Flag that had been flown over the US Capital in his honor. The American Legion has been an active supporter of Scouting since 1919 and the Post’s Flags for Eagles program is one of the Post’s signature Americanism programs. Photo taken by Loralee Horwedel.

Two female members of Auxiliary Unit 132 with items donated.

April 29, Auxiliary Unit 132 donates to Housing First:

Auxiliary unit members Judy Padgham and Judy Haberski delivered a carload of donated items to Housing First (formerly 51 Homes for Vets). Included in the donations, were linens and kitchen appliances along with pots and pans. Laurie Distel of Housing First and Judy Padgham are pictured.

Eight members of Post 132 Honor and Color Guard with blue beret, white shirts, blue pants and ceremonial rifles.
Seven members of Post 132 Honor and Color Guard with blue beret, white shirts, blue pants and ceremonial rifles.

Honoring and Remembering:

Another busy month for the Post’s Honor Guard. They performed at Memorial Services for the following veterans: Army Veteran Rudy Flores, USMC Veteran Norbert Seelman, Navy Veteran Francis Michael Ahem, Army Veteran Alvin Kaspelic, Army Veteran Ray Hayden and Army Veteran Jim Riley. The participation of the Post’s HG is an important and memorable part of the service and is greatly appreciated by the deceased’s family and friends.

Contact Information:

Facebook: Please like, follow, and share with others to help spread the word about our Post. www.facebook.com/ovamericanlegionPost132 Post.

Website: www.ovamericanlegion132.com.

Post Mailing address: Oro Valley Post 132, PO Box 69665, Oro Valley, AZ 85737.

Auxiliary Mailing Address: Auxiliary OV Unit 132, PO Box 69246, Oro Valley, AZ 85737.

Post 132 general information: Bob Franke, phone 520-909-2070.

Post 132 commander:  Steve Didio, phone 520-332-9481 or email stevedidio@comcast.net.

Squadron 132 commander: Ed Davis, phone 520-229-1064 or email egdavis@att.net.

Riders Chapter 132 Director: Jeff Fawks, phone 661-802-2596 or email DirectorALR132@gmail.com.

Service Officer: — Jeri Harwood, phone 208-351-9945 or email jjakita@aol.com.

Auxiliary Unit 132 president:  Lori Oehlert, phone 920-319-6700 or email 15oehlert@gmail.com.

Ed Davis, Past Commander/Newsletter Editor: phone 520-229-1064 or email egdavis@att.net.

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