Veteran’s

Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge #2477 hold a Veteran’s BBQ

On Saturday February 28th our lodge Veterans Services Chairman, Carl Lanterman, organized a special BBQ for military veterans.  The event was well attended, and with the help of the Saturday BBQ crew and other members, a big success.  Below are pictures highlighting the event.

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By | 2016-12-10T08:47:28+00:00 March 12th, 2015|Blog, elks 2477, elks activities, Elks Lodge 2477, Lodge Activities, Veteran's|Comments Off on Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge #2477 hold a Veteran’s BBQ

Urgent need for a Member of Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge #2477

A member of our lodge and a Former Marine is in need of surgery to his left elbow at the Veteran’s Hospital in West Los Angeles.  He needs someone to drive him to the VA Hospital in West Los Angeles on Friday December 19th at 4:30am.  

Please contact our lodge if you can help.  Call 805-496-2477.  His daughter will pick him up after surgery if he is able to be released.

Thank you,
 

Your Officer Corps

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Anacapa Yacht Club Disabled American Veterans Sailing Day

Anacapa Yacht Club Disabled American Veterans Sailing Day

This information comes from Carl Lanterman our National Services Chairman

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Anacapa Yacht Club DAV Sail Day

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The Virtual Wall – Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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As Military Appreciation Month comes to a close, a thought occurred that many of you would appreciate a website called:

 The Virtual Wall – Vietnam Veterans Memorial

When you go to the home page you will see what is pictured below.

Virtual Vietnam Memorial Wall Home Page

By the way, here’s the link to the home page http://www.virtualwall.org
From there you search the enormous data base the creators of this site have compiled and locate the veteran for whom you are searching.  Once found, you click on the link and view a page similar to the one pictured below.
Identifying information has been redacted.
Virtual Vietnam Memorial Wall Search Results
By the way, here’s the link to the home page http://www.virtualwall.org
From the above page there are a couple of other links:  Full Profile and Name Rubbing.  Name Rubbing is pictured below.
Virtual Vietnam Memorial Wall Name Rub Page
By the way, here’s the link to the home page http://www.virtualwall.org
Probably the most moving page is the one you will view by clicking Full Profile pictured below.  Once you review the page of this Marine you will understand.  The author of this blog attended high school with him and graduated one year after he did.
Virtual Vietnam Memorial Wall Profile Page
By the way, here’s the link to the home page http://www.virtualwall.org
By | 2016-12-10T08:50:16+00:00 May 30th, 2014|Blog, bpo elks, elks 2477, Elks Lodge 2477, Elks National Foundation, Uncategorized, Veteran's|Comments Off on The Virtual Wall – Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Members of Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge Honor a Patriotic Business

 

15th National Military Appreciation Month

Freddy's

In February 1942, as Japanese forces tightened their grip on the Philippines, MacArthur was ordered by President Roosevelt to relocate to Australia. On the night of 12 March 1942, MacArthur, and a select group, left Corregidor in four PT boats. MacArthur and his party reached Del Monte Airfield on Mindanao, where B-17s picked them up, and flew them to Australia.  His famous speech, in which he said, “I came through and I shall return”, was first made at Terowie, a small town in South Australia, on 20 March.  Washington asked MacArthur to amend his promise to “We shall return”.  He ignored the request.

On October 20, 1944, a few hours after his troops landed, MacArthur waded ashore onto the Philippine island of Leyte. That day, he made a radio broadcast in which he declared, “People of the Philippines, I have returned!”

This is where our mention of Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers comes in.  Fred Simon served in the 1st Cavalry out of Fort Riley, Kansas.  Fort Riley is the home of the 1st Infantry Division home of The Big Red One.  Fred Simon had the distinction of walking ashore with Gen. MacArthur upon the General’s return to the Philippines.

 

Freddy’s was founded by two brothers, Bill and Randy Simon, whose father, Freddy Simon, was the inspiration for the restaurant, and its namesake. The Simons partnered with Scott Redler to create a brand reminiscent of simpler times.

Members of Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge seek to honor those who fly the American flag 24 hours every day of the year.  Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers is a business that does just that.  Below is photo of our Secretary, David Naccarato, PER, presenting a certificate of recognition to Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers located at 391 Hampshire Rd., Thousand Oaks, CA.  The framed picture above the certificate is of Fred Simon.

Fred Simon Picture

 

By | 2016-12-10T08:50:25+00:00 May 20th, 2014|Blog, bpo elks, elks 2477, elks activities, Elks Grand Lodge, Elks Lodge 2477, Flag Day, Lodge Activities, Uncategorized, Veteran's|Comments Off on Members of Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge Honor a Patriotic Business