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101-Year-Old Coarsegold Volunteer is Making Blankets, Helping Veterans, and Spreading Hope

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By Maryann Enciso, Vice-Commandant, Marine Corps League #1121, Oakhurst, CA MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Rose Cecilia Jurado was born on Nov. 28, 1919. She will celebrate her 102nd birthday this month. Rose is a community volunteer that likes to help veterans in the Mountain Communities. I got in touch with Rose via our Chaplain, Richard Lamontagne, who told me he met ...

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Griswold Detachment of Marine Corps League Holds Annual Ball November 10

OAKHURST–The United States Marine Corps has a long and storied history, dating back to November 10, 1775. Locally, the Griswold Detachment of the Marine Corps League #1121 holds its annual Marine Corps Ball on the  246th  anniversary of its founding, November 10, 2021, at the Hitching Post in Ahwahnee. Although this is in remembrance of what the Marine Corps has ...

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Memorial Day 2019: Honoring Service And Sacrifice

OAKHURST — On an unseasonably chilly Memorial Day, organizers say about 60 people attended a church service and graveside ceremony held Monday morning, May 27, at the Oakhill Cemetery in honor of United States military veterans. Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8743 and Marine Corps League Griswold Mountain Detachment 1121 performed Memorial Day salutes at four area ...

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Rev It Up For The Coarsegold Car Show

COARSEGOLD — In the mood for a little revving of the engines? With multiple classes of vehicles being judged, the Coarsegold Car Show races into town on Saturday, June 30 at Coarsegold Historic Village. The Marine Corps League Griswold Mountain Det. #1121 and the Coarsegold Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to resurrect the event, which has taken place most ...

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Memorial Day Services Include Little Church On The Hill

MOUNTAIN AREA — In Oakhurst, the Little Church on the Hill at Oakhill Cemetery will hold a church service at 9 a.m. as part of area Memorial Day Ceremonies, which includes those conducted by Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 8743 and Marine Corps League Griswold Mountain Detachment 1121. Ceremonies will be be held on Monday, May 28, according to the ...

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Marine Corps League Flags And Roses

OAKHURST — If you’re shopping around town on Saturday, Oct. 21, you may notice members of the Marine Corps League Griswold Mountain Detachment #1121, who will be stationed outside of Von’s, Grocery Outlet and True Value. It’s the day that the group promotes the Marine Corps League’s Flags And Roses campaign with a mission to preserve Marine Corps traditions, lend assistance to Marine ...

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Veterans’ Memorial Dedication On Flag Day At Ahwahnee Park

AHWAHNEE — Veterans and all others in the community are invited to celebrate an important new installation at Ahwahnee Hills Regional Park on Flag Day, Wednesday, Jun. 14. Ceremonies begin at 10 a.m. for the dedication of a special monument in honor of veterans of all branches of the United States Armed Forces.  The monument is a project nearing completion, developed by local groups ...

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