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On Thursday 11 April the Prescott Valley branch of the United States Submarine Veterans will be paying tribute to the 119th birthday of the submarine service with a solemn ceremony called the “tolling of the boats”, where all the submarines and crews lost are remembered and honored.
On 11 April 1900 then President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt seeing the value and importance of submarines in the future authorized the formation of the United State Submarine service with the purchase and commissioning of the USS Holland SS-1. Submarines from that point on have been indispensable in war and peace times from the incredible service and sacrifice during 2 world wars, the Korean and Vietnam Wars up to the present high tech submarines of the modern nuclear Navy.
The tolling of the boats will be at 12 noon at the Military Memorial on the grounds of the Prescott Valley Civic Center.
The luncheon following the ceremony we be at VFW Post 10227 located at 2375 N. 5th St. in Prescott Valley. It is off the road to Fain Lake Park. Their phone number is 928-759-0095. The event coordinator is Dennis McCeight at 619-708-3450. Veterans and the public are encouraged to attend the ceremony and then come to the VFW to see submarine memorabilia and chat with the crew who will be happy to answer any of your questions. There is plenty of free parking at both locations and there is no charge for the event. But food prices on the VFW menu vary.
THE AMERICAN LEGION is celebrating a century of patriotic service. Since they were chartered, American Legion Posts in Yavapai County and throughout the Country have been making our community a better place. This year, The American Legion celebrates its 100th anniversary, the District 8 American Legion Posts want to share it with you.
Join us for a public celebration of the America Legion’s 100th Birthday at Mountain Valley Park in Prescott Valley on May 11, 2019 from 11 AM until 4 PM. Free food and games for children will be provided.
Come share the legacy. Be part of the vision