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Puerto Vallarta Observes Veterans & Remembrance Day

October 17, 2016

American Legion Post 14 and the Puerto Vallarta Navy League invite all American, Canadian and Mexican citizens to celebrate these commemorative holidays with events on November 11th and 12th, 2016.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Veterans Day is the day that we honor our veterans as an expression of appreciation for their service and sacrifices. The American Legion Post 14 and the Puerto Vallarta Navy League invite all American, Canadian, and Mexican citizens to join them in remembering and giving thanks to our veterans on November 11 and 12, 2016.

Veterans Day is an opportunity to honor U.S. military veterans. Remembrance Day (also known as Poppy Day or Armistice Day) is observed in Commonwealth countries to commemorate the end of World War I, which ended on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.

On Friday, November 11th, we will meet at Steve's Sports Bar on Basilio Badillo, (Post 14 Head Quarters) at 10:00 am for free coffee and pastries. (Breakfast will be available for purchase.) At 10:40 am, we will walk down to Lazaro Cardenas Park for the 11:00 am service. Poppies will be available.

Flamingos Golf Tournament

An 18-hole scramble on November 11 at 9:30 am at Flamingos Golf is open to military veterans of any country and their guests. The $1,300 peso entry fee includes green fees, cart, food and beverages. A veteran must play in each foursome.

Coco Tropical Autumn Fest

This special Swiss-German Buffet is offered one night only - November 12 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. A generous selection of delicious specialties, including salads, main dishes and desserts are on the menu. Plus live entertainment. $500 peso donation. This is a Navy League fundraiser to help finance their numerous community relations projects.

American Legion Post 14 and the Puerto Vallarta Navy League welcome any and all armed services veterans to take part in these events, and if they wish, learn more about the benefits of American Legion and Navy League membership. For further information contact Dennis Rike, Post 14 Commander at dennis2rike(at), or 322-138-8891.

The American Legion is a non-profit, nonpartisan organization devoted to the needs of military veterans, their families, and their communities. Legion Post 14 participates in numerous community projects in the Puerto Vallarta area, with emphasis on women's and children's causes. Charities include the Banderas Bay Women's Shelter, DIF New Life Home for young boys, and Torpedos American Football for boys, with financial support from the Jay Sadler Project.

In addition, the Legion is currently involved with numerous service projects in the community, including the CADI Nursery/Day Care Center, Col. Las Palmas Community Center, Col. Volcanes Community Center, Coapinole La Laguna Playground, Col. Magisterio Playground, and the playgrounds at San Vicente del Mar and El Guamuchil.

Post 14 American Legion meetings are held on the 1st Thursday and 3rd Tuesday of each month. Visitors are welcome. For more information and meeting locations, visit, or email dennis2rike(at), or snafrancis(at)

The Puerto Vallarta Navy League meets the first Tuesday of each month at the Marriott. Coffee and pastry are provided. Visitors are welcome.