Ancient Oaks honors veterans

Posted 3/28/22

An event was organized to honor veterans in Ancient Oaks Condominium and RV Resort.

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Ancient Oaks honors veterans


OKEECHOBEE -- The Social Activities Committee of Ancient Oaks Condominium and RV Resort organized an event to honor the veterans in their park. It took place at noon on Saturday, March 19, 2022. 

It was a day to recognize and remember those that had served and for family members to remember their loved ones that served in our armed forces in the past and or are still active.  There were 70 service members names that were read aloud and then honored and given American flag pins. 

The local VFW post 10539 Okeechobee Big Lake also was here at the park and giving out information and talking with our vets and honoring them and letting them know of the post events etc.

A free luncheon was prepared for  veterans and their families were also welcomed to eat.  They had their choices of Chicken Salad Sandwiches with chips and or Sloppy Joes with chips and or Walking Tacos.  And for dessert they were served Rootbeer and or Coke floats. 

There was a golf cart parade and a poker run and it was a lot of fun and enjoyed by many.  There were donations that were collected, and they raised $520 which was then presented to the VFW on Monday March 21 by some of the members of the Social Activities  committee.

This was the first time that one of these events was put together, and there are plans already in the works for next year as this will become an annual event.