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Things to do in Around Arizona this Weekend

Things to do in and Around Arizona this Weekend

After a week of in-climate weather, haboobs, thunder and lightening, it's time to get out and enjoy the Valley of the Sun and surrounding cities. Check out some of the things to do Around Arizona this weekend....

Arizona Monsoon Weather

Gerry Cullity's Alice in Wonderland
Fri. 8/22 - Sun. 8/24, 7:30pm
Desert Stages Theater, Scottsdale Enjoy all the quirky characters with a few added surprises in this everlasting pop culture favorite. $15



Painting Party
Fri. 8/22, 6:30pm The Painters Lounge, Phoenix Enjoy a cocktail while painting with your friends and other participants. $29  http://thepainterslounge.com


Back to School "Block" Party
Sat. 8/23, 11am-3pm The Heard Museum, Phoenix The Museum celebrates the start of the school year with a "free-build" LEGO session for parents and kids.


Prickly Pear Harvest and Treats 
Sun. 8/24, 1pm-3pm Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix Learn how to collect, prepare and cook with these nutritious purple fruits. $62


Apollo 12 Improv

Sun. 8/24, 7pm Scottsdale Comedy Spot Comedy Club Apollo 12 is a Phoenix-based longform improv troupe that formed in 1998. $10



31st Annual Grand Canyon Music Festival; August 22-September 7; Grand Canyon South Rim; 928-638-9215 or 800-997-8285

Corvette Caravan; August 22; Williams Arizona
Three hundred Corvettes on display in Williams; check them out on Route 66.


Movies on the Square; August 23; Flagstaff; 928-526-2146;

Dry off and Cool Down off from this week's valley heat and rain in Flagstaff at the Heritage Square movies that start at dusk. Bring your lawn chair or blanket, and it's FREE!


Thunder Over Coconino Fly-In; August 23;Williams; 928-635-5280; 


Little Shop of Horrors; August 22-30; Glendale; 623-282-2781; 
Sweet Corn Festival; August 23-24; Dewey; 928-830-1116; Cool off in Dewey Arizona at Mortimer Family Farms. The fun filled event has games, activities and a barn dance.

11th Annual Cowboy Capital Professional Bull Riding; August 23; Prescott; 866-407-6336;
Bull Riders descend in the Prescott Rodeo Grounds!

Paranormal Weekend; August 22-24; Bisbee;
Ghost tours of the Allen Block building and other Bisbee Arizona buildings.

Farmer John's Birthday Party & Willcox March for Zane; August 23-24; Willcox; 520-384-2084;


Southern Arizona Salsa & Tequila Challenge; August 23; Tucson; 520-797-3959;
Annual salsa competition at Encantada Shopping Center. Sample the many entries, red, green, hot mild salsa's. Salsa dancing and mariachi music.



Arizona Diamond Backs
vs Padres
8/22 @ 6:40pm

8/23 @ 5:10pm
8/24 @ 1:10pm

Irwin Tools Night Race
@ 4:30pm
Bristol Motor Speedway
PGA Tour

The Barclays
 @ 2pm-6pm
Ridgewood CC,
Paramus, NJ
Golf Network

Major League Soccer

Phoenix Weather 

 Saturday, August 23


Clear 99º / 78


Sunday, August 24

Clear 103º / 81º



Arizona Vacation or Winter Homes
Considering a vacationing or wintering in Arizona? Call me at 602-403-6865, I would love the opportunity to assist.

Things to do in Around Arizona this Weekend



Helpful Home Selling Info

"I just love that kitchen!"

Most real estate professionals will tell you the kitchen is one of the most important rooms to prospective buyers when they look at a home.  Here are a few ways to make your kitchen stand out without breaking the bank:


  • Clean, clean clean! Keep the kitchen spotless.  Don't let buyers see that dried up pasta sauce that splattered on the stove the night before.
  • Install new knobs and handles on your kitchen cabinets.  You may even want to consider replacing the cabinet doors if they are showing signs of age.
  • Decrease clutter. Remove appliances and other items from the counter tops.
  • Replace the linoleum floor if it is worn or has an outdated pattern.
  • Clean homes sell!

Thinking of selling your Sun City Grand home? Let me put my experience to work for you.  Call or email me today.


Leolinda Bowers
Cell (602) 403-6865
Business (623) 937-5701



Saguaro Cactus

Saguaro Cactus

The saguaro cactus is a defining symbol of the Sonoran Desert. This cactus lives for an estimated 150-200 years and are the largest cactus in the United States. Historically, Native Americans would use the dead "saguaro boots" as water containers before the canteen was available. Saguaro Cactus

Once the saguaro dies, it is common for its woody ribs to be used to build roofs, fences, doors, beams and ceilings in Arizona architecture.

Retiring? Considering a vacation or winter home in Arizona?

After the long harsh 2013 winter, are spectacular Arizona Sunsets and warm weather calling your name? Consider an Arizona winter home. Call me! I would love to show you the community that I proudly call home, Sun City Grand in Surprise Arizona. You can search all Sun City Grand homes for sale and obtain Sun City Grand information on my website http://leolinda.com.

Sun City Grand Realtor

I am a full-time Sun City Grand Realtor and year-round Sun City Grand resident. Call me at 602-403-6865 if you are thinking of selling your Sun City Grand home.  on my website at http://leolinda.com.

Hope you visit Arizona and send me a picture of a Saguaro Cactus!



August 2014 Housing Report for Sun City Grand Surprise Arizona

August 2014 Housing Report for Sun City Grand Surprise Arizona

Sun City Grand is a 45+ community located in Surprise Arizona. There are 9,550 single family homes and 282 condominiums with 20,000 people calling this active community home. Sun City Grand residents enjoy the use of two state of the art recreation centers, numerous swimming pools, 4 championship golf courses and the ability to participate in over 50 clubs and numerous activities.

August 2014 Leolinda Bowers (602) 403-6865 realtor@leolinda.com Visit My Website
In the Sun City Grand community, July 2014 active inventory was 103, an 18% decrease from July 2013.
There were 42 closings in July 2014, a 27% increase from July 2013.
Months of Inventory was 2.5, down from 3.8 in July 2013.
Median price of sold homes was $185,000 for the month of July 2014, down 27% from July 2013.
There were 36 new Sun City Grand properties under contract in July 2014, up 20% from July 2013.
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Sun City Grand real estate sold The main entrance to Sun City Grand in Surprise, AZ

Go to me website at http://leolinda.com to research Sun City Grand homes sold, median sales price, months of inventory, days on the market and sales comparison from 2005 to 2014.

Sun City Grand Realtor

I am a full-time Sun City Grand Realtor and year-round Sun City Grand resident. Call me at 602-403-6865 if you are thinking of selling your Sun City Grand home. Buying a second home in Arizona, call me! I would love the opportunity to show you the community that I call home, Sun City Grand in Surprise Arizona.

August 2014 Housing Report for Sun City Grand Surprise Arizona



November 2013 Things to do Around Phoenix

Check out the 2013 Men's College Phoenix Home Games:

Friday, Nov 8 vs. UMBC

Tuesday, Nov 12 vs. Miami (Ohio)

Friday, Nov 15 vs. Idaho State

Friday, Nov 22 vs. Bradley

Monday, Nov 25 vs. Marquette

Saturday, Dec 14 vs. Grambling

Saturday, Dec 21 vs. Texas Tech

Saturday, Dec 28 vs. UC Irvine

See Full Schedule

Check out the 2013 Men's CollegeTucson Home Games:

Friday, Nov 8 vs. Cal Poly

Monday, Nov 11 vs. Long Beach State

Monday, Nov 18 vs. Fairleigh Dickinson

Tuesday, Nov 19 TBD

Tuesday, Dec 3 vs. Texas Tech

Saturday, Dec 7 vs. UNLV

Wednesday, Dec 11 vs. New Mexico State

Thursday, Dec 19 vs. Southern University

Monday, Dec 23 vs. Northern Arizona

See Full Schedule

Here is a collection of some of the great local events going on around Phoenix in November.

To view my Arizona Calendar of Events for more fun things to do in Arizona, click here.

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37th Annual Rock-a-Rama Gem & Mineral Show
November 1-3, 2013 Desert Park (623) 471-0173

Pumpkin Days and Corn Maze
November 1-10, 2013 Tolmachoff Farm

4th Annual Peoria Beer Festival
November 2, 2013 Peoria Sports Complex (623) 773-8710

Disney's The Lion King
Through November 17, 2013 ASU Gammage (480) 965-3434

Dia de los Muertos
November 2-3, 2013 Events Plaza (480) 481-8188

2nd Annual "Fall for the Arts" Artwalk
November 7, 2013 Downtown Scottsdale (480) 998-4323

4th Annual Chandler Chuck Wagon Cook-off
November 8-10, 2013 Tumbleweed Ranch at Tumbleweed Park

Sun City Grand Community Yard Sale
November 9, 2013 Sun City Grand Main Recreation Center in Surprise

Arizona Asian Festival
November 8-10, 2013 Mesa Arts Center

The American Cup Championship Arabian Horse Show
November 8-10, 2013 WestWorld of Scottsdale (480) 515-1500

34th Annual Bluegrass Festival
November 8-10, 2013 Everett Bowman Rodeo Grounds

Light the Night Walk
November 9, 2013 Tempe Arts Park

Rock the Block
November 9, 2013 Downtown Chandler

Its Glow Time 5K - Phoenix
November 9, 2013 Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza

5th Annual Festival at the Farm
November 15-16, 2013 The Farm at South Mountain (32nd Street & Southern) (602) 243-9081

Big Heap Festival
November 15-17, 2013 38410 N School House Road

Boston Pops
November 16, 2013 Hohokam Park

American Heritage Festival
November 22-24, 2013 Schnepf Farms (480) 777-1776

Arizona Antique Market
November 22-24, 2013 Scottsdale and Thunderbird Road (602) 717-7337

For a full list of events in your area, click here.


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Sun City Grand Furnished Home for Sale

Sun City Grand Furnished Home for Sale

Address: 16017 W WILDFLOWER DR Surprise, AZ 85374
Sun City Grand Desert Sage

Looking for a rental for Spring 2014? Look no more. Check out this fully furnished Sun City Grand home for sale.

Sun City Grand Realtor Leolinda Bowers Associate Broker at Long Realty West Valley has listed another Sun City Grand home.

Located on a short street in a central Sun City Grand location, this Madera model floor plan comes fully furnished. This Sun Cith Grand furnished home for sale features gas range, popular Raised Internal Panel doors, Bay Window in Master Bedroom, Two sinks in master bath, den, Extended Garage with Golf Cart Ramp, Utility Sink and Extended Covered Patio.


Great Room


Breakfast Nook


Master Bedroom

Guest Bedroom



Looking for a rental in Sun City Grand? Look no more. Use your own bed, linen, dinnerward. Yes, it all is in this Sun City Grand furnished home for sale!

About Sun City Grand

Sun City Grand is located in the northwest valley of Phoenix, Arizona, about 27 miles northwest of downtown Phoenix. Del Webb began construction in Sun City Grand in 1998. Sun City Grand is considered the one of the most desirable places to live in the Phoenix West Valley. Sun City Grand homeowners own and operate its 4 championship golf courses. Over 20,000 people call this resort style age restricted (45+) community home. Sun City Grand residents are entitled to utilize all four swimming pools, numerous tennis courts, pickle ball courts, bocce ball, a softball field, a billiards room, art studios and aerobic studios. Sun City Grand has over 50 charter clubs, interest groups and support groups.

Sun City Grand Rentals
If you are looking for a winter home rental in Sun City Grand, call Leolinda Bowers at 602-403-6865.

Sun City Grand Realtor

Leolinda Bowers is a year-round Sun City Grand resident and a full-time Arizona Realtor. As an Associate Broker Realtor at Long Realty West Valley, call her at 602-403-6865 if you looking to buy a home or sell a home in Sun City Grand in Surprise Arizona. Search homes for sale in Sun City Grand at www.LEOLINDA.com.

About Long Realty

Long Realty has a strong presence in Arizona with over 1,300 Realtors in 40 Long Realty offices including multiple offices in Tucson, Phoenix, Sun City West, Surprise, Anthem, Casa Grande and Mexico. Long Realty Company is owned by Home Services of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate.


Sun City Grand Furnished Home for Sale



Arizona Aloha Festival - 2014

The second weekend in March is a special time in Arizona. Over 200,000 people annually descend to Tempe Arizona to enjoy Hawaiian music, dancing, food, traditions, and culture at the Arizona Aloha Festival; this year is the 20th year!

The 2014 Arizona Aloha Festival will occur on Saturday and Sunday, March 8 - 9, 2014. Over the two days there will be continuous entertainment from 10 am to 5pm. Organizers have several stages of live entertainment from all areas of Arizona, Hawaii, California, Nevada and Japan. The huge Tempe Town Lakes Park will have vendors offering traditional Hawaiian food, videos and tapes, leis, and assortment of items typically found in Hawaii.

Ho’oku’i, my hula group, will perform on the Lakeside Stage at 11:15am on Saturday, March 8, 2014. Our dancers have practiced year long to entertain onlookers. Kumu hula Char Arrona choreographed the 40 minute performance that will include hula, tahitian, Maoripoi balls, to Pate Tou, Hawaii No E Ka Oi, Pili Kapekepeke, Fa’a Hei Ta’u, Ua Noho Au A Kupa, Aloha Week Hula, and Honomuni.

The festival is free. Just bring a chair, picnic blanket, wear comfortable attire, don't forget your suntan lotion and prepare yourself for your reminiscent "Taste and Smell of Hawaii" in Tempe Arizona.



June 2014 Housing Report - Sun City Grand

June 2014 Housing Report - Sun City Grand

June 2014

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In the Sun City Grand area, May 2014 active inventory was 168, a 3% increase from May 2013. There were 58 closings in May 2014, a 3% decrease from May 2013. Months of Inventory was 2.9, up from 2.7 in May 2013. Median price of sold homes was $242,250 for the month of May 2014, up 8% from May 2013. The Sun City Grand area had 41 new properties under contract in May 2014, down 11% from May 2013.


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Selling your Sun City Grand home?

When you list your property with me, I can make sure you are informed of marketing activity with our Listing Snapshots reports. These reports will be sent to you regularly and will include information on the exposure your property is receiving on Long Realty's websites. Call me, learn more about how I can market your home.

Sun City Grand Realtor

I am a full-time Sun City Grand Realtor and year-round Sun City Grand resident. Call me at 602-403-6865 if you are thinking of selling your Sun City Grand home. Search all Sun City Grand homes for sale on my website at http://leolinda.com.

June 2014 Housing Report - Sun City Grand



Happy Independence Day America!

As we celebrate our nation's freedom, we honor the courageous men and women preserving it.



Have a safe and Happy 4th of July weekend,

God Bless You, and God  bless America, Happy Independence Day!



TWO Bobcats in my backyard

Only in Arizona (or maybe not)! I woke up this morning to find two bobcats in my backyard.

The Makings of A Pool



Phoenix Arizona July 4 Celebrations 2014

I'm proud to be an American! Here are some activities around Phoenix celebrating our country's 238th anniversary.


Date Location Activity Time Fee Additional InformationJuly 3, 2014 Lake
9pm $6 vehicle entry fee and/or park fee, fireworks on lakeside or boat 928-501-1710July 3, 2014 Harold's Cave Creek Corral Fireworks
5pm - 11:30pm BBQ, live music, free admission HTTP://HAROLDSCORRAL.COMJuly 3, 2014 Anthem Community Park Family Independence Day Celebration 6pm - 10pm $10 Wristband for unlimited rides live music, food, beer garden, fireworks HTTP://ONLINEANTHEM.COMJuly 4, 2014 Peoria Sports Complex All American Festival 5pm - 10pm $5 for ages 13 & older, live music, all-star baseball game, water zone & kids area fireworks HTTP://PEORIAAZ.GOVJuly 4, 2014 Steele Indian School Park Freedom Wireless Fabulous Phoenix Fourth 6pm - 9:30pm Free admission, live music on 3 stages,kids world, inflatable rides, classic car exhibit, fireworks HTTP://PHOENIX.GOVJuly 4, 2014 Rawhide at Wild Horse Pass A Star Spangled Shootout 5:30pm - 11pm $10 for ages 5 and older, life music, western gunfights, food, fireworks display HTTP://RAWHIDE.COMJuly 4, 2014 Tempe Town Lake Tempe Town Lake Festival 4pm - 11pm Admission  $5, Family Festival, live bands, food bring blankets & chairs, discount coupons at Fry's Food HTTP://TEMPE4TH.COM

Live in Sun City Grand? Come celebrate the Fourth of July with the City of Surprise

Location: 15850 N. Bullard Ave
Starting witb Texas Rangers and Cleveland baseball game
Time: 5:30

Following the game the evening ends with a 20-minute firework show set to patriotic music.

Entry: Donation of a canned food item

Additional information: 623-222-2000 or www.surpriseaz.gov/specialevents.

I'd like to wish you a joyous July 4th holiday. God Bless America
Happy Independence Day America!




The Market at Grand, Sun City Grand!

Soon to open, The Market at Grand!

Our First Ever, farmers market is called The Market at Grand.

Sun City Grand farmers market will open November 1, 2014 and continue on the 1st Saturday of every month through March 2015. Residents and visitors will have the convenience of shopping for specialty food items, local farmers produce, breads, wine and Sun City Grand club-specific Arts and Crafts!

It's a lifestyle change....Sun City Grand

Sun City Grand is an age restricted community for those 45 years or better. Located in Surprise Arizona, 27 miles west of Phoenix, Sun City Grand residents own and successfully operate 4 championship golf courses. Living is Sun City Grand is all about a Grand lifestyle. Residents enjoy a plethora of activities and clubs including art, billiards, bocce ball, biking, bridge, canasta, ceramics, computer club, dog park, genealogy, cribbage, chess, Colonnade at Sun City Grand, dance, Del E. Webb Memorial Ball Field, dominoes, drama, comedy, euchre, fishing dock, gardening, Grand Democrats, Grand Republicans, hiking, horseshoes, investment club, ladies putters, languages, lawn bowling, mah jongg, metal working, music, outdoor amphitheater, photography, ping pong, pinochle, poker, recreational vehicle storage, sewing, scrabble, scrapbook, singles, social games, softball, speed walkers, stained glass, stamp collecting, stitching, support groups (Alzheimer, blind, cancer, Parkinson, stroke), table tennis,  travel club, woodcraft,  vegetarian group, walking groups, walking paths, wine tasting club, wood working shop and writing memoirs plus much more!

After the long harsh 2014 winter, are spectacular Arizona Sunsets and warm weather calling your name? Consider an Arizona winter home. Call me! I would love to show you the community that I proudly call home, Sun City Grand in Surprise Arizona.

Check out Sun City Grand real estate homes for sale on my website http://leolinda.com.



Things to do in and Around Phoenix Arizona June 2014

This June, take advantage of the beautiful weather and join in the fun with some of these local events!


Leolinda Bowers

Associate Broker
Specializing in Arizona Golf Communities

EMAIL ME AT realtor@leolinda.com

(602) 403-6865

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Sun City Grand Homes for Sale

Sun City Grand Real Estate Housing Report


To view my Arizona Calendar of Events for more fun things to do in Arizona, click here.

Phoenix Events

Gary Allan Live
June 1, 2014
Talking Stick Resort - Scottsdale

Concerts in the Park
June 5, 2014
Freestone Park

Ice Cream Social & Flashlight Tour
June 5, 2014
Desert Botanical Gardens

Phoenix Comicon
June 5-8, 2014
Phoenix Convention Center

Mighty Mud Mania
June 7, 2014

Downtown Phoenix Public Market
June 7 - 14, 2014
Downtown Phoenix

2nd Friday Night Out
June 13, 2014
Main Street, Downtown Mesa

The Swingtips
June 13, 2014
Desert Botanical Gardens

Prowl & Play 
June 13-14, 2014
Phoenix Zoo

8th Annual Bloomsday Celebration
June 14, 2014
Irish Cultural Center 

Valley of the Sun Juneteenth Celebration
June 14, 2014
Eastlake Park and Community Center

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus
June 26-July 1, 2014
US Airways Center

After Dark in the Park 
June 28, 2014
Deer Valley Park

Westgate Bike Night
Thursdays in June
WaterDance Plaza

Itty Bitty Beach Party
Fridays in June
Select City of Phoenix pools

Summer Splash Tour
Saturdays in June
Locations Vary

Arizona Diamondback Baseball
Throughout June
Chase Field, Phoenix

For a full list of events in the Phoenix area, click here.

For additional Southern Arizona events,
click here.

Most Phoenicians feel that it's a great time of year. Yes, IT IS HOT! But it's a dry heat ideally spent around a pool. Full-time residents and visitors are out for their early morning of shoveling sun on the golf course or on the pickleball courts.

Be sure to check out things to do in and Around Phoenix Arizona June 2014. If moving to Arizona is on your horizon or considering a winter home in a golf course community, call me. I specialize in Arizona golf course comminities and homes for sale on and off the golf course. Search Sun City Grand real estate at http://leolinda.com!

Thank you for reading about Things to do in and Around Phoenix Arizona June 2014



Heartbreaking and Bittersweet Memorial Day Memories

My uncle Fernando Rivera JR was named after my grandfather John Fernando Rivera. He was born in Hilo Hawaii on September 28, 1929 and was one of 13 children and youngest brother to my mother.

Uncle Fernando was a POW in the Korean War. My aunties vividly remember the day in 1950 that the army officer came to their house with the "yellow envelope" informing my grandparents that their son was missing in action and probably captured.

Fernando Rivera JrHe was just missing they thought, there was hope. So they waited. Everyone had hope, perhaps someday Uncle Fernando would return home.

In 1954 my grandparents received the news. After 4 years of waiting even the news delivery of my Uncle Fernando's death was sad. My Auntie Anita said that a large "manila envelope" came in the mail. Auntie gave it to my grandfather who was working in the garden. Grandpa read the letter, sat down and cried. Auntie remembers someone from the military stopping by a few days later.

My grandmother always thought Uncle Fernando would come home. It was very sad to see her waiting at her kitchen table, looking outside.... just waiting. She would wait for hours. She waited for Uncle Fernando to walk into the door.

Not having a body was extremely difficult for my both grandparents. My grandmother died in 1995 not knowing for certain the fate of her youngest son. Delivery of the news via the "yellow envelop" and later the "manila envelope" essentially placed my uncle as a number, one of many.

In January 1997 the "Readers Digest Magazine" published a list of 496 names written by PFC Wayne A. "Johnnie" Johnson, from Lima, Ohio when he too was a POW. While Johnnie was a POW, he used a pencil stub and on a scrap of paper documenting the deaths of 496 Americans. He wrote the names of the Americans, units, enlistment city and state and date of death. There were so many names that the list continued on bits of discarded cigarette packages and a strip of wallpaper. Uncle Fernando's name was on the list. 

It angers me then makes me sad. Why didn't our government immediately provide names on the list? It would have brought peace to my grandparents.

Uncle Fernando was among the first American POWs taken in South Korea. The 34th Infantry had attempted to block the initial North Korean incursion into the South, and had already been pushed back in several desperate holding actions. It then stood, with other quickly formed elements of the 24th Infantry Division, on the south bank of the Kum River, in a valiant effort to hold Taejon, one of the main cities in the Republic of Korea. This intended defense was ultimately unsuccessful, but it bought vital time. Eventually, lost ground was recovered, and South Korea saved, but many good men were lost in the process.

Uncle Fernando was taken prisoner on the very day that Taejon fell to the enemy. He was then marched north by stages to Seoul and Pyongyang, and from there went by train in a mixed group of 750 military and civilian prisoners to Manpo on the south bank of the Yalu River. The Tiger Group of POWs, as it became known, went to nearby villages—this, as Chinese troops began to enter North Korea.

Tiger Group then reassembled at Manpo, and began its infamous Death March to three isolated holding points, the “Apex Camps,” farther north but still on the south bank of the Yalu River. My uncle died during the course of this march, on November 2nd. Tiger Group left Manpo on October 31st and crossed the Chasong Pass on November 4th to arrive at the first of the far-away “Apex Camps” on November 9, 1950. It is believed that my uncle fell beside the road or died in his sleep along that dismal road between Manpo and Chasong.

My mother was pregnant with me when she received Uncle Fernando's last letter. Uncle said that he was anxious to get back home to Hawaii and see his new niece or nephew.

My uncle was a hero. Thank you Uncle Fernando.

The United State of America is the Land of the Free, because of the Brave.



Memorial Day 2014

Memorial Day 2014

Freedom isn't free. In memory to all who have given their life for our country, Thank You. The United States is truly the Home of the Brave!



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