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Lake Tahoe Memorial Day tribute set for local veterans

Special to the Bonanza

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Kick off the holiday weekend and join the Incline Village/Crystal Bay Veterans Club in a special Memorial Day tribute to local veterans.

The free ceremony will take place Friday, May 22, from 4-6 p.m., in the Recreation Center lobby at 980 Incline Way.

Residents are encouraged to attend and share the tribute to all who have given the ultimate sacrifice in combat.

The ceremony will conclude with a traditional rendition of “Taps.” Then, at the Recreation Center flagpole, participants are invited to socialize and partake in a wine and cheese reception hosted by the veterans club.

For more information, call IVGID Senior Programs at 775-832-1310, or inquire at the Recreation Center counter.

Retired Air Force colonel to speak May 28

Col. Charlie Bock, USAF (ret), will be the guest speaker at the club’s General Membership Meeting at noon, May 28, at the D.W. Reynolds (Parasol) building.

Bock served in the US Air Force as a military test pilot. He will reflect on his distinguished career and experiences, including piloting the SR-71 “Blackbird” and more than 100 aircraft.

After retiring, Bock became Chief Test Pilot for the Rockwell Aviation B-1 Bomber. He successfully guided this aircraft through 1,900 hours of testing which led to its production.

Bock’s presentation also will be recorded and posted on the IV/CB Veterans Club Facebook page.

The event is free, although seating is available for 100. RSVP to IVGID Recreation Center, Jennifer Moore, at 775-832-1302 or Jennifer_Moore@ivgid.org.

A light lunch of pizza, salad and soft drinks will be available. Any donations are appreciated.

ABOUT THE CLUB

The Incline Village Crystal Bay Veterans Club, now with more than 200 members, was established aout eight years ago.

Its mission is to aid, assist and support veterans and their families in the Incline Village and Crystal Bay area; and to support the Veterans Home and Veterans Hospital in Reno, the Incline Village High School Army JROTC program and other groups which support the interests of veterans, such as Honor Flight Nevada.

All donations and funds raised go to support those entities.

The club meets at noon the last Thursday of the month from January to October, and its board meets year-round on the third Thursday of the month, typically at Aspen Grove.

All veterans or friends of veterans are welcome to join or attend the group’s meetings.