Veterans Day 2022
Military service, by its nature, is temporary. The legacy of that service, however, can benefit generations for centuries.
Veterans Day can be traced to the armistice which ended World War I. Though the peace of that treaty did not survive the fascist tyrannies of Hitler and Mussolini, the freedom enjoyed by Europeans today is the result of the service and sacrifice made by millions of U.S. veterans.
It is the legacy of those who have worn the uniform of the United States. A legacy of freedom.
It is a legacy that has spread the globe.
We all know that sharing your appreciation on social media or buying lunch are appropriate gestures. Another idea would be going to our local VA hospital. Many vets are alone. When they are sick or injured, a visit in the hospital means more than you may ever know. Nothing says you appreciate veterans like visiting those in need.
You can also show your support for these great men and women by hiring a veteran in your workplace, patronizing a veteran-owned business, or donating to a veteran’s program. And you can simply thank them for their service.
For many veterans, our nation was important enough to endure long separations from their families, miss the births of their children, freeze in sub-zero temperatures, bake in wild jungles, lose limbs, and, far too often, lose their lives.
You are welcome to join the men and women at Post 109 for their Veterans Day service on 11 Nov., at 11am. Or if you are up for the drive, our District leadership is responsible for this year’s Veterans Day parade downtown Tucson, on the same date at the same time.
Whatever you decide to do, do something kind for a US Veteran. They will appreciate it.
By Ace Tounsel
Corona de Tucson Adopt-A-Road Event
On Saturday, October 1, 2022, the Corona de Tucson Community Alliance (CDTCA) hosted an Adopt-A-Road event along South Houghton Road in the historic corridor of Corona de Tucson. CDTCA is a 42-year-old benevolent organization that encourages, promotes, and sponsors sustained improvements for the welfare of the Corona de Tucson community.
The CDTCA was joined by the Corona Cares organization; Four Arrows Garden, an incredibly caring local business; support from DanZone (Janicek Properties); along with a phenomenal team of 31 amazing community volunteers supporting this road cleanup effort. Together, the volunteers did an amazing job of picking up more than 200 pounds of litter and debris and removed 22 bags of trash and rubbish from our hamlet’s main thoroughfare.
The CDTCA board consisting of Jill Gibson, Lisa Larrivee, Manuil Chavez, Ellie Abraham, and Ed Buster are very appreciative of the outpouring of support from these local groups, local businesses, and wonderful volunteers to build a sense of community and help to keep our incredible community clean and beautiful.
For more information on CdTCA go to: cdtaz.com
For more information on Corona Cares go to: Facebook “Corona Cares”
For more information on Four Arrows Garden go to: fourarrowsgarden.com
For more information on Pima Adopt-A-Roadway program, contact Katrina Noble, program manager at (520) 724-6410 or email: AdoptARoad@pima.gov.
By Edward Buster,
Meet Linda and Bud Floor
Linda and Bud Floor are originally from central New York. They spent thirteen years as snowbirds, moving between Syracuse, New York, and Leesburg, Florida. As young adults, they met at Bristol-Myers Squibb, where Linda was a lab technician until she left to raise daughters Sara and Emily. As the children got older, she worked as a school nurse, school administrative assistant to the principal, and owned a stained glass studio. Bud continued with Bristol-Myers as a senior research scientist, retiring after a thirty-plus-year career. After retirement, he owned an auto body restoration shop.
Daughter Sara lives in California; daughter Emily, husband Josh, and their two children moved to Tucson fifteen years ago. Bud and Linda followed them to Arizona to be closer to this family and the grandchildren.
Over the years, Bud and Linda have enjoyed many hobbies, including riding Harleys, Rotary, restoring classic cars, stained glass creations, as well as volunteering at church and school. Both are active participants in Fellowship Day at the American Legion Post 109 in Corona de Tucson, playing Mexican Train dominoes. Bud also plays guitar while Linda plays Mah Jongg and is active in the Old Pueblo Women’s Club.
Linda and Bud were introduced to Corona Cares through the American Legion Post 109. The services they receive are tremendously helpful in their daily lives. They send their thanks to all the volunteers and coordinator.
By Ellie Abraham