Joining together for veterans

MRC’s Veterans Rendezvous provides activities, resources

Graciela A. Fischer
Special to the Courier
Posted 6/16/21

Indian Hills overflowed with support for servicemen and servicewomen on June 12, when the Mountain Resource Center hosted its annual Veterans Rendezvous at Eudaimonia. The festive summertime event …

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Joining together for veterans

MRC’s Veterans Rendezvous provides activities, resources

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Indian Hills overflowed with support for servicemen and servicewomen on June 12, when the Mountain Resource Center hosted its annual Veterans Rendezvous at Eudaimonia.

The festive summertime event gave the mountain community a chance to celebrate and show support for those who fought for our freedom. Guests participated in a host of activities: water guns, bouncy slides and an indoor parkour course. For veterans, there were informational booths on resources, plus there was a COVID-19 vaccine clinic.

Participants were happy that such a supportive community was available for local veterans, and while some attendees were veterans, others had veterans in their families and still others simply wanted to support those who served.

This year’s rendezvous had a changed focus to make it more of a celebration. Previous events were held in conjunction with the 9Health Fair.

Joe Steadman, the MRC’s veterans advocate, organized the event. Steadman, a veteran, asked his dad, Ron Lee Steadman, to sing the national anthem. Ron Lee, who served in the Marines in the Vietnam War, now spends his time as a musician.

The Knights of Columbus color guard presented and raised the flag.

“I’m very proud of the community,” Ron Lee said. “It’s good to see a community support its veterans.” 

Joe Steadman was pleased with the event, hoping it will grow each year.

“I like the change,” Joe said. “The change allows for more people. We really appreciate the support of the community.”

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