Oak Run
Veterans
Association
~ To Keep the Memories Alive and Foster Patriotism ~

11 November 2017

Veterans Day Salute

A great big "Thank You"
to all of our veterans.

10 November 2017

Marine Corps Birthday

On November 10, 1775, the Second Continental Congress meeting in Philadelphia passed a resolution stating that "two Battalions of Marines be raised" for service as landing forces with the fleet. This resolution established the Continental Marines and marked the birth date of the United States Marine Corps. Serving on land and at sea, these first Marines distinguished themselves in a number of important operations, including their first amphibious raid into the Bahamas in March 1776, under the command of Captain (later Major) Samuel Nicholas.

27 October 2017

November Meetings


Board Meeting - 14 November, 1000, Card Room

General Meeting - 15 November, 1530, Orchid Club

Guest speaker: Barbara Cooksey from Villages Honor Flight, Inc.

Come early to enjoy coffee and light snacks.

13 October 2017

Navy Birthday

Early in our nation’s history, the need for a modern, scrappy Navy was a priority for troubled times. On October 13, 1775, the U.S. Navy was officially born and is currently the largest, most powerful navy in the world, according to Wikipedia.

When you get a moment or two today, why not hum a few bars of that stirring Navy anthem "Anchors Aweigh" to honor all the personnel who either served or who continue to serve so valiantly. (It was first written as a fight song for the Naval Academy at Annapolis and debuted in a 1906 football game between Navy and their arch-rival Army.)