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Sisters salutes...

Bill and Cathy Harwood wrote:

Sisters proud… My wife and I sponsored an Air Force Reunion in Sisters September 9-12. We are a group of mainly Vietnam-era vets, all who worked reconnaissance cameras on SR-71, U-2, and RF-4C aircraft. We meet every two years. Previous years our reunions have been held in major cities. This year we wanted to show them the beautiful city and people of Sisters (after being canceled last year due to COVID). Coming from 10 different states, they were not disappointed. We want to thank the Best Western (Ryan and staff) for going out of their way to make our stay enjoyable and special. They responded to our every want and need with smiles.

The shops in town welcomed us (many including discounts on our purchases). Of note, The Culver House with Deanna and Eric. They wanted to get to know every one of us with smiles and handshakes. Takoda’s, who already support our vets (Band of Brothers), were especially courteous and again with discounts. Further thanks go to Erickson Air Museum in Madras for the generous amount of time they spent with us and their beautiful aircraft.

Aspen Lakes hosted us with a fun scramble golf tournament. White Pepper Catering provided a delicious meal for our banquet. Finally, the highlight of the reunion was a performance by Kurt Silva and two members of his Dry Canyon Stampede Band at the Best Western. Perfect vocals and music. Wasn’t a dry eye with their final song “God Bless America.” These vets loved Sisters and all you gave them.

A big kudo and thank you to Sisters. You made us proud!


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