Thursday, December 21, 2000

Manor Care Nursing Home, Sunday, December 10, 2000 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

Where:
Manor Care Nursing Home
375 NW 51st St.
Boca Raton, FL

What:
Veterans Day / Pearl Harbor Day presentation with Deerfield Beach MCJROTC to WWII veterans at Manor Care Nursing Home with presentation of award certificates confirming "YOU DID MAKE A DIFFERENCE."

On Sunday, December 10th, 2000 at 1:30 p.m. Tamarac Detachment #755 of the Marine Corps League presented a Veterans Day program for veterans who currently reside at the Manor Care Nursing Home, 375 NW 51st Street in Boca Raton.

Due to their frail physical condition, these veterans were unable to attend the Veterans Day program in Veterans Memorial Park, Boca Raton, on November 11th. Therefore, the Tamarac Detachment brought Veterans Day to them. The program was planned to take place as close as possible to December 7th, a date that is meaningful to the World War II veterans. The program consisted of presentation of Colors by the Deerfield Beach High School Marine Corps Junior ROTC Color Guard, presentation of a Certificate of Appreciation to each veteran, and distribution of an American Flag to each resident of the Home.

Abe E. Wilen, an Air Force veteran of World War II, was the guest speaker. Mr. Wilen flew 20 combat missions as a navigator on a B-24 Liberator in the 8th Air Force. Actor Jimmy Stewart was his Operations Officer. He spent one year as a Prisoner of War in Germany after his plane was shot down.

Mr. Wilen is a member of the 'Former-POWs Speakers Bureau' at the West Palm Beach Veterans Hospital. He is also the Coordinator of the program that brings the World War II bombers into Boca every year. He is a lifetime member of American Ex-Pows, American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, Jewish War Veterans, and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

All residents of the Nursing Home and their families were invited to attend. Refreshments were served.
Memorial Service for Lost Squadron. Tuesday, December 05, 2000 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

Where:
Flight Control Tower at Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport.

What:
Detachment Color Guard leads the Parade of Color Guards in Memorial service for The Lost Squadron at Navy Park at the foot of the Tower at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport.
1999-2000 ARCHIVED SHIP'S LOG:

July, 1999
6 -- Detachment Color Guard accepts the honor of posting Colors at first meeting of the season of Broward County Board of Commissioners.
21 -- Detachment hosts Blood Drive. Members donate 14 pints of blood to Department of Veterans Affairs Bloodmobile at the regular meeting, followed by “covered-dish” supper.

August, 1999
5 -- Detachment’s History Book wins Third Place Award in Americanism category at National Convention in Denver, Colorado.
5 -- Detachment is awarded:
. a. Certificate of Participation in Newsletter Competition;
. b. National Jr. Vice Commandant’s Citation for 100% membership;
. c. National Jr. Vice Commandant’s Citation for exceeding previous year’s membership.
14 -- Members participate in wedding of Sharon Lee Temlin to Paymaster Jim Ruggiero.

September, 1999
1 -- Detachment receives Thank You note from OCS Cadet Jeffrey Greenwald, grandson of Life Charter member Harry Rourke.
4 -- Detachment’s Veterans Service Officer Jacob J. Mirsky, member of Palm Beach County Veterans Advisory Committee, meets with State Representative Curtis Levine and United States Senator Max Cleland.
12-19 -- Detachment sponsors “Detachment Float”, a cruise in the Gulf of Mexico witH stops at Cayman Island, Cozumel and New Orleans.

October, 1999
3 -- Detachment sponsors Third Annual Golf Tournament at Boca Lago Country Club. Proceeds allocated to Toys for Tots, The Young Marines of Broward, and the Holiday gift bags for hospitalized veterans.
9 -- Members attend Mess Night sponsored by The Young Marines of Broward. Detachment receives Certificate of Appreciation from The Young Marines of Broward.

November, 1999
1 -- Detachment initiates 1999 Toys for Tots drive for November and December.
7 -- Members and guests celebrate 224th Marine Corps Birthday at Marriott Hotel, Palm Beach Gardens.
10 -- Color Guard presents Colors at Veterans Day Observance at Boca Lago Country Club, Boca Raton, Florida.
10 -- Detachment sponsors Annual Renegade Birthday Party at Sandtraps, Pompano Beach.
11 -- Color Guard and members participate in Veterans Day Observance at Veterans Park, Boca Raton, Florida.
17 -- Raffle for R2D2, a beverage cooler, was won by charter Detachment member, Broward County Commissioner Norman Abramowitz.
24 -- Members participate in “Thanks to Veterans” Program, sponsored by the Youth Activities Center of Boca Raton.

December, 1999
11 -- Color Guard and members participate in funeral service for Marine Michael Wicks.
15 -- Detachment hosts Blood Drive. Members donate 9 pints of blood to Department of Veterans Affairs Bloodmobile at the regular meeting. Members celebrate Holiday season with a “covered-dish” supper after the meeting.
19 -- Members pick up large donation for Toys for Tots at the Sea Ranch.
20-24 -- Members pick up donations for Toys for Tots throughout Broward County resulting in the delivery of six full truckloads to the Marine Corps Reserve Warehouse in Palm Beach County.
23 -- Members rendezvous with representatives of Wynmoor at Toys R Us to assist Arielle Anacker and her brothers choose toys.

January, 2000
19 -- Members are awarded Certificates of Appreciation for participating in Toys for Tots program. Nominating Committee appointed.

February, 2000
27 -- Color Guard participates in ceremonies welcoming annual “Wings of Freedom” tour of World War II B-17 and B24 at Boca Raton Airport.

March, 2000
3-4 -- Commandant Mike LaBozzetta attends MCL Spring Conference in Orange Park, Florida.
15 -- Detachment hosts Blood Drive. Members donate 7 pints of blood to Department of Veterans Affairs Bloodmobile. Nomination of officers takes place. Members and guests participate in St. Patrick’s Day Covered-dish Party.
17 -- Members participate in “Thanks to Veterans” Program, sponsored by the Youth Activities Center of Boca Raton. Col. Wm. Grey of the Tuskeegee Airmen is Principal Speaker.
23 -- Detachment provides MCL Memorial Service for Marine Larry May.
26 -- Detachment participates in MCL Memorial Service for Marine Robert Stauder.

April, 2000
1 -- Members attend Devil Dog picnic at Duck Pond Park.
19-26 -- Members visit “The Moving Wall”, a half size replica of the Vietnam Wall displayed in Hallandale, Florida.
19 -- Nomination of Officers reopened at monthly meeting. New officers are elected.
19 -- Detachment acquires second set of Colors.
30 -- Members attend U. S. Navy Band concert.

May, 2000
7 -- Members attend performance by Marine Tom Callinan at Fern Forest.
13 -- Members attend Installation of Officers Dinner/Dance.
17 -- Detachment provides MCL Memorial Service for Marine Edward Paul Shater.
17 -- Members attend Deerfield Beach High School JROTC Awards Ceremony.
17 -- Harry H. Belford conducts first Detachment meeting as Commandant.
21 -- Members attend party for Sharon and Jim Ruggiero’s expected baby.
24 -- Members attend Broward Veterans Council luncheon.
28 -- Color Guard participates in Memorial Day Service at Boca Lago Country Club.
29 -- Color Guard and members participate in Memorial Day Observance at Veterans Park, Boca Raton, Florida.

June, 2000
2-4 -- Detachment hosts 52nd State Convention at Clarion Hotel, Hollywood, Florida. Brigadier General Michael J. Aguilar, Deputy Commander Marine Corps Forces South is Guest of Honor.
6 -- Members participate in Stranahan High School JROTC Awards Ceremony.
14 -- Members attend Flag Day Ceremonies in Delray Beach, Florida.
21 -- Detachment hosts Blood Drive. Detachment donates 4 dozen “squeeze balls” to Department of Veterans Affairs. Members donate 11 pints of blood to Department of Veterans Affairs Bloodmobile at the regular meeting. Members and guests participate in “covered-dish” supper.
25 -- Members attend ceremonies marking observance of 50th Anniversary of the start of Korean War at VFW Post 1966 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Walter Reid, MCL State Commandant is guest speaker.
27 -- Members attend dinner-dance observing 50th Anniversary of the Korean War and hosted by Disabled American Veterans.

August, 2000
12-19 -- MCL National Convention in New Orleans, LA
September, 2000
15 -- National POW/MIA Recognition Day
20 -- Bloodmobile and Covered Dish Dinner

November, 2000
10 -- Renegade Party
11 -- Veteran's Day Observance, Veterans Memorial Park, Boca Raton, FL