Todd Oakes founded the Veterans Support Group in our community, Cascades at World Golf Village, in 2009. Under his leadership, this organization holds two fundraisers : A Thanks for Giving Gala in November recognizing all of our resident veterans and a Hawaiian Luau in the spring. Each includes the Missing Man Table with a detailed explanation for those not familiar with its significance. Thousand of dollars have been raised to benefit the Lassen Veterans Nursing Home as well as meeting the needs of individual veterans.

The Veterans Support Group supports the K9 for Warriors in Pt. Vedra, Florida, providing funds and meals. In November it holds a Flag Retirement Ceremony which formally disposes of American flags in the manner required. While he is no longer president , but still very active , succeeding presidents have carried out his vision.
One need not be a veteran to be active in this extraordinary organization.

Todd served in the Air Force in Vietnam during that war.

Submitted by Mary Robbie

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