Monday, May 25, 2015


Today's Memorial Day ceremony at SCCL was a lovely tribute to those who died in service to our country as well as to our resident Veterans.  The ceremony included the presentation of colors by the Charlotte Civil Air Patrol, a wonderful performance of our National Anthem, America, and America the Beautiful by the Carolina Lakes Choral Society,  and resident Garland Mitchel eloquently speaking of the history and meaning of Memorial Day.   
Watching our Veterans walk out to the dock together and salute as taps was played as a memorial wreath was put into the water was very moving.  Our resident Vets stood proudly as they honored those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
Also, during the event, residents heard Dan Sadvary, head of the Steering Committee of the Honor Our Veterans / Memorial Interest Group speak about plans for a special area at the second amenities center (The Lodge) that will be dedicated to our Veterans.  Anyone interested in this project can join the Honor Our Veterans group at the SCCL website. As per the website, "The mission of our group is to honor the veterans of Sun City Carolina Lakes by displaying a collection of their military memorabilia in the SCCL Lodge currently under construction.  The Honor Our Veterans group is comprised of four committees – Communications, Physical Space Design, Memorabilia and Fund Raising with oversight provided by a Steering Committee. These committees are currently being developed by the Steering committee headed by Mr. Dan Sadvary."

It is a pleasure to live in a community that appreciates and honors our Veterans!  

A big heartfelt thank you to all our Vets for their service!

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