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Apr
28
Sat
Exercise Tiger Ceremony set for April 28 in Mexico
Apr 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

On Saturday April 28 at 1 p.m., the National Exercise Tiger Ceremony will take place at the Audrain County Courthouse in Mexico. The Missouri State Exercise Tiger Memorial is located there and hosted a number of State and National ceremonies between 1999 and 2010.
For 2018, the National Tribute “Comes Home” to Missouri after being held at various USCG bases in the past 7 years. “As this is the 30th Anniversary of the USTF and honoring these fallen and forgotten soldiers, we felt we should come home for this ceremony” National Executive Director Susan Haines said.
The Governor is giving the annual proclamation and the Secretary of the Navy has prepared remarks that a U.S. Navy officer will deliver. Additionally, Brigadier General William Ward will be the keynote speaker. The Audrain County Commissioners will also be speaking and several wreaths will be placed, along with flowers at the anchor by the officers and veterans.
Following the wreath placings at the Navy Anchor, medals and special DOD Vietnam War pins will be given to the veterans.
“We want all veterans and any family members of those who died in Exercise Tiger to attend,” Haines said. Flowers will be given out for any family member to lay at the base of the anchor as well.
We ask that any Vietnam veteran contact us prior to Saturday’s event so that we can make sure his name is on the certificates that are given out.
Contact the USTF at 573-356-3093 or 609-713-5542 or online at exercisetiger.org, susan.haines@exercisetiger.org, or shaine@socket.net
Any organization wishing to participate or volunteer may contact the USTF as well.
The USTF is a nationally recognized non-profit based in Columbia, Mo., that honors veterans and active military through out the nation. It is named after the W.W.II pre D-Day naval battle of Exercise Tiger, code named “Tiger.” The training exercise turned into a battle when U.S. Navy LST’s (troop ships) of Convoy Taffy No. 4 were attacked by German Navy warships on April 28, 1944.
Since 1989, the USTF has annually honored this battle in which a 1,000 soldiers and sailors were killed. Over 200 troops killed were from Missouri. A memorial is located in Mexico, Mo. In addition, State Highway 54 is renamed in their honor from I-70 to the city of Mexico. The USTF is recognized by the Dept. of Defense, Secretaries of the Navy, Army, and Air Force as well as the U.S. Coast Guard which annually takes part in wreath laying with the USTF. Its annual “Adopt A Warrior” program is a hallmark in Columbia every November for 19 years.

Apr
30
Mon
Addicts Victorious has moved meeting site @ Unity Outreach Building
Apr 30 @ 11:30 pm – May 1 @ 12:30 am

The Addicts Victorious meetings have moved to the Unity Outreach building at 210 S. Main, in Vandalia. Meetings are every Monday at the new location 6:30-7:30 p.m.

May
7
Mon
Addicts Victorious has moved meeting site @ Unity Outreach Building
May 7 @ 11:30 pm – May 8 @ 12:30 am

The Addicts Victorious meetings have moved to the Unity Outreach building at 210 S. Main, in Vandalia. Meetings are every Monday at the new location 6:30-7:30 p.m.

May
10
Thu
VFW Post No. 2173 meeting @ VFW Post No. 2173
May 10 @ 12:30 am – 1:30 am

The VFW Post No. 2173, Vandalia, will meet the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. All members are invited to attend.

May
14
Mon
Addicts Victorious has moved meeting site @ Unity Outreach Building
May 14 @ 11:30 pm – May 15 @ 12:30 am

The Addicts Victorious meetings have moved to the Unity Outreach building at 210 S. Main, in Vandalia. Meetings are every Monday at the new location 6:30-7:30 p.m.

May
21
Mon
Addicts Victorious has moved meeting site @ Unity Outreach Building
May 21 @ 11:30 pm – May 22 @ 12:30 am

The Addicts Victorious meetings have moved to the Unity Outreach building at 210 S. Main, in Vandalia. Meetings are every Monday at the new location 6:30-7:30 p.m.

May
28
Mon
Addicts Victorious has moved meeting site @ Unity Outreach Building
May 28 @ 11:30 pm – May 29 @ 12:30 am

The Addicts Victorious meetings have moved to the Unity Outreach building at 210 S. Main, in Vandalia. Meetings are every Monday at the new location 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Jun
4
Mon
Addicts Victorious has moved meeting site @ Unity Outreach Building
Jun 4 @ 11:30 pm – Jun 5 @ 12:30 am

The Addicts Victorious meetings have moved to the Unity Outreach building at 210 S. Main, in Vandalia. Meetings are every Monday at the new location 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Jun
11
Mon
Addicts Victorious has moved meeting site @ Unity Outreach Building
Jun 11 @ 11:30 pm – Jun 12 @ 12:30 am

The Addicts Victorious meetings have moved to the Unity Outreach building at 210 S. Main, in Vandalia. Meetings are every Monday at the new location 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Jun
14
Thu
VFW Post No. 2173 meeting @ VFW Post No. 2173
Jun 14 @ 12:30 am – 1:30 am

The VFW Post No. 2173, Vandalia, will meet the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. All members are invited to attend.

Apr
28
Sat
Exercise Tiger Ceremony set for April 28 in Mexico
Apr 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

On Saturday April 28 at 1 p.m., the National Exercise Tiger Ceremony will take place at the Audrain County Courthouse in Mexico. The Missouri State Exercise Tiger Memorial is located there and hosted a number of State and National ceremonies between 1999 and 2010.
For 2018, the National Tribute “Comes Home” to Missouri after being held at various USCG bases in the past 7 years. “As this is the 30th Anniversary of the USTF and honoring these fallen and forgotten soldiers, we felt we should come home for this ceremony” National Executive Director Susan Haines said.
The Governor is giving the annual proclamation and the Secretary of the Navy has prepared remarks that a U.S. Navy officer will deliver. Additionally, Brigadier General William Ward will be the keynote speaker. The Audrain County Commissioners will also be speaking and several wreaths will be placed, along with flowers at the anchor by the officers and veterans.
Following the wreath placings at the Navy Anchor, medals and special DOD Vietnam War pins will be given to the veterans.
“We want all veterans and any family members of those who died in Exercise Tiger to attend,” Haines said. Flowers will be given out for any family member to lay at the base of the anchor as well.
We ask that any Vietnam veteran contact us prior to Saturday’s event so that we can make sure his name is on the certificates that are given out.
Contact the USTF at 573-356-3093 or 609-713-5542 or online at exercisetiger.org, susan.haines@exercisetiger.org, or shaine@socket.net
Any organization wishing to participate or volunteer may contact the USTF as well.
The USTF is a nationally recognized non-profit based in Columbia, Mo., that honors veterans and active military through out the nation. It is named after the W.W.II pre D-Day naval battle of Exercise Tiger, code named “Tiger.” The training exercise turned into a battle when U.S. Navy LST’s (troop ships) of Convoy Taffy No. 4 were attacked by German Navy warships on April 28, 1944.
Since 1989, the USTF has annually honored this battle in which a 1,000 soldiers and sailors were killed. Over 200 troops killed were from Missouri. A memorial is located in Mexico, Mo. In addition, State Highway 54 is renamed in their honor from I-70 to the city of Mexico. The USTF is recognized by the Dept. of Defense, Secretaries of the Navy, Army, and Air Force as well as the U.S. Coast Guard which annually takes part in wreath laying with the USTF. Its annual “Adopt A Warrior” program is a hallmark in Columbia every November for 19 years.

Apr
30
Mon
Addicts Victorious has moved meeting site @ Unity Outreach Building
Apr 30 @ 11:30 pm – May 1 @ 12:30 am

The Addicts Victorious meetings have moved to the Unity Outreach building at 210 S. Main, in Vandalia. Meetings are every Monday at the new location 6:30-7:30 p.m.

May
7
Mon
Addicts Victorious has moved meeting site @ Unity Outreach Building
May 7 @ 11:30 pm – May 8 @ 12:30 am

The Addicts Victorious meetings have moved to the Unity Outreach building at 210 S. Main, in Vandalia. Meetings are every Monday at the new location 6:30-7:30 p.m.

May
10
Thu
VFW Post No. 2173 meeting @ VFW Post No. 2173
May 10 @ 12:30 am – 1:30 am

The VFW Post No. 2173, Vandalia, will meet the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. All members are invited to attend.

May
14
Mon
Addicts Victorious has moved meeting site @ Unity Outreach Building
May 14 @ 11:30 pm – May 15 @ 12:30 am

The Addicts Victorious meetings have moved to the Unity Outreach building at 210 S. Main, in Vandalia. Meetings are every Monday at the new location 6:30-7:30 p.m.

May
21
Mon
Addicts Victorious has moved meeting site @ Unity Outreach Building
May 21 @ 11:30 pm – May 22 @ 12:30 am

The Addicts Victorious meetings have moved to the Unity Outreach building at 210 S. Main, in Vandalia. Meetings are every Monday at the new location 6:30-7:30 p.m.

May
28
Mon
Addicts Victorious has moved meeting site @ Unity Outreach Building
May 28 @ 11:30 pm – May 29 @ 12:30 am

The Addicts Victorious meetings have moved to the Unity Outreach building at 210 S. Main, in Vandalia. Meetings are every Monday at the new location 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Jun
4
Mon
Addicts Victorious has moved meeting site @ Unity Outreach Building
Jun 4 @ 11:30 pm – Jun 5 @ 12:30 am

The Addicts Victorious meetings have moved to the Unity Outreach building at 210 S. Main, in Vandalia. Meetings are every Monday at the new location 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Jun
11
Mon
Addicts Victorious has moved meeting site @ Unity Outreach Building
Jun 11 @ 11:30 pm – Jun 12 @ 12:30 am

The Addicts Victorious meetings have moved to the Unity Outreach building at 210 S. Main, in Vandalia. Meetings are every Monday at the new location 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Jun
14
Thu
VFW Post No. 2173 meeting @ VFW Post No. 2173
Jun 14 @ 12:30 am – 1:30 am

The VFW Post No. 2173, Vandalia, will meet the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. All members are invited to attend.