Winter Pot Luck event

The Food Line
Visiting with fellow attendees
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From: “Tracy, Shawndin L.”

Subject: Prescott VA – more info. for Veterans
Date: April 3, 2020 at 9:55:33 AM MST


Please see a message below from the Northern AZ VA Health Care System (NAVAHCS) – Public Affairs Office.

Veterans who are interested in receiving the attached updates from our Public Affairs Office via email, they are welcome to contact their local VA Clinic (NAVAHCS) they are established with, and request to add their personal email address to their medical record in order to receive the messages.

In addition to all the other resource information I provided previously, there’s also the Nurse Advice Line, Facebook page, and website highlighted below.

The Veterans Service Office will be closed starting Monday, March 16th. As many of the claimants are in the high risk group for Corona Virus COVID-19, it is prudent that we stop the face to face meetings.
April 6th would seem to be the targeted date to reopen but it will be by appointment only. Please call 928-377-1101 to schedule your time. Leave a message if there is no answer.

I will notify you when we reopen.

Winterfest Quilt Winner! Yay Sandy!
VVA donates to the RFTW

Gene’s RV

VVA975 and AVVA975 donate to the Lake Havasu City VRT team to provide assistance to struggling military veterans. From left to right: Joan McCermott, Cindy Ritter, Dale Quinn, SandyCornejo and Fabian Cornejo.

American Pizza provides our Vietnam Veterans a free pizza! A fantastic “Welcome Home”!.

Greetings Everyone,

Business is Growing! Havasu Memorial Walkway Brick donations are accelerating into the April 1st Deadline. Several dozen bricks have been ordered on the website in recent days. Get on the Path. Share the news and forward this email to friends.

In the recent two weeks the volunteers of the Havasu Freedom Foundation have:

  1. Invited and Received confirmations of the Guest Speakers Dr. Laura Tohe and Zonnie Gorman, both daughters of the original WWII Navajo Code Talkers, for the June 8th 9am Brick-laying ceremonies.
  2. Distributed hundreds of the new HMW brochures, thanks mostly to the Marine Corps League Detachment 757 of Lake Havasu City.
  3. Received positive recognition on radio stations and newspapers, locally and in Wash DC.
  4. Had an excellent Front Page article in The News Herald, Sunday edition, and a soon released mention in the Havasu Magazine.
  5. Completed the list of the Original Code Talker names and confirmed ‘work in process’ by the brick engravers.
  6. Received the narrative for the History Brick for the Navajo Code Talkers, and confirmed the Walkway design.
  7. Updated the MOU with the city, and confirmed property permissions.
  8. Displayed attractive Havasu Memorial Walkway sign along the channel. (see attached)
  9. Regularly updated the Havasu Memorial Walkway Facebook page and have received THOUSANDS of viewers and “Likes”!
  10. Continued with the plans for the June 8th Brick-laying ceremonies with plenty of local publicity and invited dignitaries.
    Once again, this is a huge, long term project. Proceeds will benefit Veterans and our students for many, many years.

…And the “76 Moments of Freedom” history bricks will attract visitors to our city for the next few CENTURIES!

Thanks to all of the many volunteers who have worked to further this walkway. Our city, and those you’ve honored, will be forever grateful.

Gary Meyers
Vice President
Havasu Freedom Foundation

P.S. Please explore the Havasu Memorial Walkway>>>



1/20/19 Bob Barnett received the VVA Achievement Medal at the State Council Meeting.


The Vietnam Veterans of America Mohave County Chapter #975 donates $100 toward fuel and lunch support in May for the Run for The Wall – mission that will fuel at 95/I40 interchange and lunch at Yucca Fire Station.

from (L) to (R)

Pat Farrell (President VVA), Roy Meek (AZ State RFTW Coordinator) accepting check from Dale Quinn (Treasurer).