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Military Traditions

Betsy Ross Flag

The Betsy Ross Flag is probably one of the most recognizable American flags today but, curiously, it wasn’t until the bi-centennial celebrations of 1976 that it became overwhelmingly popular.

A Life Plan Community Rooted in Military Tradition

Paradise Valley Estates was created to be more than an ideal location for retired uniformed services officers of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard, Public Health and NOAA.


Many PVE residents have family connections to several military services.

Wall of Remembrance – The Collier Trophy

The Robert J. Collier Trophy is awarded annually “for the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America, with respect to improving the performance, efficiency and safety of air or space vehicles, the value of which has been thoroughly demonstrated by actual use during the preceding year.”

A Remembrance of Times Past

"I arrived at Brooks AFB, TX in October 1956 as a brand-new second lieutenant just out of pilot training and the C-54 Palm Beach AFB Transport Training Unit."

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Each year, the United States honors and remembers the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor that took place December 7, 1941.

The Russian Advisor

Even in 1963 there were faint rumors that Russian and Chinese advisors were in the field against us in South Vietnam.

The Rescue

In the 1960s only limited, highly risky means were available to exfiltrate agents from behind the Iron Curtain.

Honoring Veterans

Providing Military Honors for a passing veteran was one of our most important functions at Post 92.

Navy Brat Caught in the Act

"As is the case for many military brats, I was fortunate to be able to avail myself to part-time jobs on base at the exchange and O club."