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November 11, 2009

Two WWII veterans - Sid Fluss and Arnie Sarrow

Sid Fluss was born in 1930, in Brooklyn, New York. He was drafted in 1951. He served in the Marine Corps during the Korean conflict, from August
1952 to August 1953. SidFluss2.jpg
While on the front lines, his battalion lost half of their men, trekking the
mountains under gunfire. For his bravery, he was awarded The Korean
Service Medal with three Bronze Stars. After the war, was assigned to
the Brooklyn Navy Yard for guard duty and was discharged from there.

Today, Sid and his wife, Alice, live in the Coral Lakes Community of Boynton
Beach, where he loves to play cards and tennis and enjoy the beautiful
Florida lifestyle.

Arnie Sarrow served as a fighter pilot in WWII. He enlisted as a private in 1942 and was accepted for flight training. He received his Silver Wings to fly single-seaters, as a fighter pilot. Flying a P 47 Thunderbolt, he completed 101 combat missions and sorties in England, France, Belgium, and Germany. arnieplane.jpg
Near the end of the war, when Germany had jets in the air, he encountered an
ME 262 jet in a dog fight. With missing parts, and smoke streaming, the German jet lost the battle to Sarrow. During the war, he was awarded the Air Medal with four oak leaf clusters, the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Belgian Croix de Guere, and several ribbons

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November 12, 2008

Remembering Forgotten Soldiers

The Not-for-Profit corporation Forgotten Soldiers Outreach, Inc., began in October, 2003. It is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to shipping packages to our U.S. Troops deployed overseas. Their success is due to the collaboration of communities, schools, businesses and other organizations whose desire it is to encourage and inspire our uniformed men and women, for as long as they are deployed.

The founders, Lynelle Chauncey Baggett and William Baggett, Jr. have worked tirelessly to publicize this organization and to help it expand. The average cost of sending a box of necessities to a soldier is approximately $19.00. The box typically includes: snack foods, toiletries, magazines, etc. Many community fund-raising groups have taken up this cause and, by placing envelopes on the tables of luncheons, etc., they have collected hundreds of dollars from our area.

Would you like to write to a soldier? There is an on line form to enter a message that will be sent to a random soldier............or............you may register the name of a person who is serving at this time.
For more information or if you are interested in contributing or if you would like to write to a member of our armed services, click on www.Forgottensoldiers.org.
If you wish to call:
561-369-2933. Check or money order donations should be made payable
to Forgotten Soldiers Outreach, Inc and mailed to:

Forgotten Soldiers Outreach, Inc.
9770 S. Military Trail, Suite B7-249
Boynton Beach, Fla 33436

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November 9, 2008

Arnie Sarrow - Decorated Veteran of WWII

Arnie Sarrow served as a fighter pilot in WWII. He enlisted as a private in 1942 and
was accepted for flight training. He received his Silver Wings to fly single-seaters,
as a fighter pilot. Flying a P 47 Thunderbolt, he completed 101 combat missions
and sorties in England, France, Belgium, and Germany. arnieplane.jpg
Near the end of the war, when Germany had jets in the air, he encountered an
ME 262 jet in a dog fight. With missing parts, and smoke streaming, the German jet lost the battle to Sarrow. During the war, he was awarded the Air Medal with four oak leaf clusters, the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Belgian Croix de Guere, and several ribbons.


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November 8, 2008

Veteran's Day - Honoring Sid Fluss - Marine Corps. Corporal

Sid was born in 1930, in Brooklyn, New York. He was drafted in 1951.
Sid Fluss served in the Marine Corps during the Korean conflict, from August
1952 to August 1953. SidFluss2.jpg
While on the front lines, his battalion lost half of their men, trekking the
mountains under gunfire. For his bravery, he was awarded The Korean
Service Medal with three Bronze Stars. After the war, was assigned to
the Brooklyn Navy Yard for guard duty and was discharged from there.

Today, Sid and his wife, Alice, live in the Coral Lakes Community of Boynton
Beach, where he loves to play cards and tennis and enjoy the beautiful
Florida lifestyle.


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November 7, 2008

Annual Veteran's Day Programs

The Veterans Coalition of South Florida will present their annual Veterans Day Program beginning at 9:30 am on Tuesday, November 11 at Veteran’s Park, west of Boca Raton.
This event honors veterans of our armed services and will feature a procession of colors, guest speakers, and patriotic music. The public is invited to attend and encouraged to bring lawn chairs.
This event is sponsored by Palm Beach County’s Recreation Assistance Program/District V and is coordinated jointly by the Veterans Coalition and Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation/Special Events Section.
Veteran’s Park is located at 9400 West Palmetto Park Road, between Lyons Road and US Hwy. 441 in west of Boca Raton.
For more information about Veteran’s Park and other parks or programs available through the Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department, online at HYPERLINK "http://www.pbcgov.com/parks/" www.pbcparks.com.
Palm Beach County Veterans Day events
Sunday, November 9, 2008: Memorial service, 10 a.m., Delray Beach Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 700 SW Eighth Ave. American Legion Post 65 and Post 188 will honor veterans. Flags will be placed at the graves of soldiers, the ceremony will conclude with a rifle squad salute. Free lunch immediately following service at Post 65, 263 NE Fifth Ave., Delray Beach. Donations accepted. Call 561-330-6905.

Concert, 1 p.m., Veterans Plaza, 10500 N. Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens. Featuring the Palm Beach Gardens Band. Call 561-630-1100.

Parade, ceremony and entertainment. 2 p.m., in West Palm Beach along Clematis Street from Sapodilla Avenue to Centennial Fountain. 51 veterans groups, color guards, community service organizations, and municipal and county services will march. U.S. Rep. Ron Klein, D-Boca Raton, will speak. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Call 561-703-6998.

Monday, Nov. 10, 2008
Celebration and Vet Center open house, noon to 6 p.m., Vet Center, 2311 10th Avenue North, Lake Worth. Information and representatives for outreach services will be available. Call 561-585-0441.

Tuesday Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2008
Parade, 8:45 a.m. beginning at the Wellington Community Center, 12165 W. Forest Hill Blvd. and ending at the Veterans Memorial at Forest Hill and Southshore boulevards. Ceremony begins at 9 a.m. Call 561-791-4733.

Ceremony, 10 a.m. Boca Raton Cemetery, 449 SW Fourth Ave. Call 561-393-7806.

Celebration, 10 a.m., Bicentennial Park, 300 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach. Commemorates the completion of the Veterans Memorial. Call 561-276-1976.

Commemoration, 10:30 a.m., Coral Lakes Clubhouse, Flavor Pict and Jog roads, Boynton Beach. Call 561-496-4004.

Open House, 3-6 p.m. with a program of recognition at 6:30 p.m., Salvation Army Center of Hope, 1577 Military Trail, West Palm Beach. Call 561-682-1118.

Ceremony, 4 p.m. South Florida National Cemetery, 6501 U.S. 441, west of Lake Worth. Brig. Gen. Gary Beard will speak. Call 561-684-2844.

Concert, 7 p.m. Mizner Park Amphitheater, Boca Raton. Free. Patriotic music by the New Gardens Band and Masterworks Chorus of the Palm Beaches. Call 561-393-7806.

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