Veterans’ Celebration 2015

 

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Practicing the Parade of the Flags

DSCF3172Kent Halberg

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As the Wednesday Morning Meeting was going on this morning several volunteers were in the kitchen making ziti and garlic bread for dinner that was to follow.  Here Della Orndorff, Betty Smith and Sandy DeVenny are assembling the Ziti.  That’s provolone cheese being smothered in sour cream.

02-100_4803Elinor Kroll and Shirley Smith are wrapping the silverware for the event.
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Char Leach made all the cakes for the Dinner and helped out tons in the kitchen.

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Here I’m helping assemble the ziti.

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Charlie and Nora Minor were on duty before and during the morning meeting.  Then they both stayed around to help get the meal out on time.  It was great to have Charlie with us to do some of the heavy lifting.

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Lee Clement dropped in to see if we could use some help and was soon one of the crew!

VETERANS DAY PROGRAM

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Invocation by Pam Hoppe

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PRESENTATION OF THE FLAGS

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Marvin Orndorff and Jess Todd

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Kent Halberg and Ed James13-100_4818Bob French and Jim Blatwat
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Jim Blawat

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All of the flags arrive at the stage

POEM

I AM THE AMERICAN FLAG

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Gary Webb

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

IN HONOR OR

HB Hulsey, Winter Ranch Veterans Advocate

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We were able to surprise HB this morning and present him with a plaque to thank him for his dedication and service to Winter Ranch and the veterans that he has assisted throughout his term as our Veterans’ Advocate.  18-100_4823

We also surprised him with a Thank You Card Shower!

The kitchen crew worked through the Program, however, we did step out and watch the Video that ended the program.

MEDIA PRESENTATION

TO “AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL” SUNG BY

RAY CHARLES

The presentation featured many of our own veterans at Winter Ranch.

Then there was a short break while the volunteers were getting set up for the luncheon.

Menu:

Baked Ziti,  Salad, and Garlic Bread Followed by Red, White and Blue Cake

Our World War II Veterans were the first tables to head to the buffet line.

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Mark Williams and Jim Pharr

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The POW/MIA Table

DSCF3182The POW/MIA Table – A Place Setting for One, A Table For All

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Shari and Jim Melvin19-100_4825

Ginni and Dick Toman20-100_4826

Dean and Patti Ellison

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HB and Sandy Hulsey24-100_4830

Jim Blawat and Bob Jones34-100_4841

Kent and Carrie Halberg
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Gary and Ethel Schnau31-100_4838

Linda and Steve Peterson (front)

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Judy and Dennis Foley29-100_4836

Larry and Cathy Chapin28-100_4835

Dick DeGaramo and Vicki Miller27-100_4834

Emma M and Ed James26-100_4833

Marvin and Della Orndorff 35-100_4843

Marie and Bob French
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Arnie and Rita Huether37-100_4845 38-100_4846

Maggie and Bob Moody39-100_4847

Pam and Don Hoppe40-100_4848

Marsha and Gary Fulton41-100_4849

Norm and Jean Holmquist42-100_4850

Tom and Pat Whitaker43-100_4851

THE POW TABLE45-100_4854

Mark and Rose Williams

Mark is one of our World War II Veterans!
Our other World War II Vet that was present at the ceremony was Jim Farr.

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Pat Herrin and Bill Veith47-100_4856

Betty Smith taking tickets for lunch25-100_4831

Della is at the Cake Table

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