Welcome to Veterans Calendar, an event calendar for Veterans of Southern Utah, including the Southern Utah Veteran Service Organizations. It is intended to cover veteran-related events in the Southern Utah area, giving dates and addresses and which branch is sponsoring said event.
SunRiver Community Center Ballroom on 11 Mar 2017 - It's the
place to be!!
Utah Dixie Detachment #1270 of the Marine Corps League
will host a fundraising dinner in recognition of the Rick Backman Scholarship
Fund and the 10th Anniversary of the Detachment on Saturday March
11, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in the SunRiver Ballroom.
The scholarship is named in honor of a former member of the Detachment
and SunRiver resident. This fundraising
event will feature a silent auction.
ticket price is $25 per person with a choice of salmon or braised boneless
short ribs. Proceeds from the event will
go to scholarships for Marines or Navy Corpsmen, who served with Marines,
attending Dixie State and Southern Utah Universities. For tickets call Ken Olsen at 435-628-4623.
Attached is the event flyer
for our upcoming Open house in Ivins, UT. Please give the widest distribution
within each of your respective organizations. Feel free to forward this to any
organization(s) that you feel would assist us in reaching the greatest number
2-4-17 “No Flight Honor Flight” Plan on arriving by 9:00 as
they will start welcoming the Veterans and the program will begin at 1000 hrs
at SUVH Captain Ron Lewis will be the Flight “pilot” and boarding
Greeter/leader along with Celeste Sorenson & David
2-7-17 Post 90 Executive Meeting 5-6pm Legion Hall
2-8-17 Unit 90 Auxiliary meeting 3-4pm Legion Hall
2-11-17 Chili Challenge Cook Off, Post 100,Hurricane at
2-11-17 Dixie High School JROTC Military Ball - starts at
8:00pm for dinner and dance following until 11:00pm
If interested call Marti (435-668-5770) for details
1. American Legion Post 711 is in the process of merging with
Post 90. Former Commander Maynard Sorensen is third Vice Commander of Post 90
and will continue to serve the Ivins area with assistance of Post 90 membership
with American Legion projects. Some of the former members of Post 711 are now
serving in the Post 90 Honor Guard.
2. For some time, former Commander of American Legion Post
711, now in Post 90, Maynard Sorensen has been working on re-naming the
Central Utah Veterans Home in Payson for one of five Medal of Honor winners
in Utah. Recently, Gary Harter, head of the Department of Veterans Affairs for
Utah, announced that the name change had been approved, and that it would
happen on Pearl Harbor Day, Dec. 7th, 2016 at the Veterans Home in Payson,
Utah at 2 p.m., which facility was built as the same time as the Southern Utah
Veterans Home in Ivins. Maynard Sorensen will be a speaker on the program
and will assist in an unveiling of a new monument and special photo at the
conclusion. The public is welcome to attend.
The Payson facility will be re-named The Mervyn
Sharp Bennion Veterans Home. Captain Bennion was killed while in command of
the USS West Virginia defending his ship and crew during the attack on Pearl
Harbor, Dec. 7th, 1941. This year is the seventy-fifth anniversary. Captain
Bennion grew up just fifty miles to the West of Payson on a sheep and cattle
ranch near Vernon, Utah. He, and his Brother Howard, both graduated with honors
for the military academies and had very successful careers in the