The Villages Voice - April 2013

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Veterans Corner - Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Celebration

by Fred Harrop

Veterans Corner


Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Celebration


To honor our Vietnam Veterans for their years of service and sacrifice, on the 40th  anniversary of the U.S. declared end of the Vietnam war, a parade followed by a recognition ceremony will be held Saturday, May 18th.

The parade will start at Main St., Tavares at 10AM followed by a recognition & honor ceremony in Wooten Park at 11AM. The Keynote speaker will be Capt. Charlie Plumb, USN (Ret) a former Vietnam POW.

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Operation Helping Hand Golf Tournament

The Lake/Sumter Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America is announcing the Sixth annual Operation Helping Hand Golf tourney on Saturday, May 4th at Palmer Legends Golf Club. This tourney helps support the needy families of severely wounded and injured soldiers at the Tampa VA hospital.

The West Point class of 1956 is sponsoring the tournament in tribute to their fellow classmate Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf.

The tournament will start at 2PM with a shotgun start and BBQ picnic following the golf. The cost is $75.00. For more information, contact Wayne Brown (336) 601-1317 or the Palmer legends Golf club at 753-5300.

Deadline is April 29th.

Fred Harrop, Manager

Sumter County Veteran Services

(352) 689-4450