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Cornville Memorial Day Program

Sedona AZ (May 15, 2015) – On May 23, 2015, beginning at 11:00 a.m., the American Legion Post 135 and Auxiliary will host its fifth annual Memorial Day Observation program at Windmill Park, 9950 East Cornville Road, in Cornville, Arizona. The public is invited and welcome to attend. Keynote speaker will be Camp Verde Mayor Charles German who served four years in the U.S. Naval Security Group... 

A World War II POW Tribute

Sedona AZ (November 5, 2014) – The following is a letter to the SedonaEye.com editor: While visiting Vandalia, Michigan with family in October, we stopped at a Mennonite restaurant and enjoyed a lovely lunch. The employees told us about a bulk food store nearby and we decided to go. My husband, 89, is an ex-World War II Prisoner of War whose plane was shot down over Germany. All of the crew were... 

70 Years Ago

Army Air Corps Veteran Robert RoyceSedona AZ (May 29, 2014) – The Normandy landings, on D-Day, June 6, 1944, launched the invasion of German-occupied Western Europe and began the Allied victory in the war. Robert Royce was one of the 160,000 troops who were there. “One of the Lucky Ones” What may seem like a bunch of random numbers to some, 15354258 rolls off the tongue of Army Air Corps... 

Ghosts of Patton’s 3rd Army

Sedona AZ (November 4, 2013) – “What do you do for a living?” the drill sergeant at Fort Jackson, S.C., asked the young mountain man. “I fish. I squirrel hunt. I farm,” Wilce McGaha said. “I do whatever I can to get by.” Wilce McGaha was part of 2nd Calvary as one of General Patton’s “Ghosts.” The sergeant sent him to wait off to the side, and by the end of the... 

American Prisoner of War Remembers Stalag 17

WWII Veteran Benjamin Clark Jr. Sedona AZ (July 4, 2013) – He was there. On this Independence Day consider the experiences of Benjamin Clarke Jr. who paid a very high price to help assure our freedom and independence. Clarke Jr. spent three years of his life in the infamous Stalag 17-B prison camp in World War II. His career started with flight training in 1943 in Walla Walla, Washington. Overseas... 

Yavapai College OLLI Winter 2012 Catalog

Sedona AZ (December 6, 2011) – Yavapai College’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) of Sedona and the Verde Valley has begun registration for its winter 2012 session. OLLI is a dynamic organization within Yavapai College created to meet the needs of intellectually active mature adults. What makes OLLI a unique learning experience? OLLI is a warm gathering of people who are endlessly... 

World War II Pacific Theatre Photos

Dear Sedona Eye editor, This is the best collection of pictures in the Pacific from World War 2 that I have ever seen. Lengthy, but very good. Please share with Sedona readers.  Our family enjoyed the Sedona visit in August. An extensive collection of WWII photos from the Pacific Theater. http://blogs.denverpost.com/captured/2010/03/18/captured-blog-the-pacific-and-adjacent-theaters/?source=ARK_plog  Jack... 

We Salute Our Veterans

Sedona AZ (November 10, 2010) – The Sedona Times Publishing newspaper and SedonaTimes.com salutes Arizona’s and our nation’s veterans. Thank you for all that you did and do to safeguard our country and its freedoms. If you are in Phoenix, the annual Veterans Day Parade begins at 11:00 a.m. Visit www.phoenix.va.gov/news/parade.asp to find out the details. Arizona Veterans and Active... 

Honor A Veteran This Week

Sedona AZ (September 7, 2010) – To all our nation’s Veterans, we honor you. The SedonaEye.com and Sedona Times Publishing says thank you: To Jack C. Hallman, now of Delaware, US Army-Air Force, former MIA-German camp POW-WWII and great dad, thank you. To Wrex Reed, now of Redding California, WWII US Navy Aircraft carrier-Pacific and great dad, thank you. To Joe Beatty, now of Village of... 
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