Marine Corps League Detachment #1270 recently donated a large salt water aquarium in honor of the veterans residing at the Southern Utah Veterans Home.


The Southern Utah Veterans Home (SUVH) will host a community dedication ceremony with ribbon cutting in recognition and appreciation of the local Marine Corps Detachment #1270 for their generous donation of a salt water aquarium on Thursday, June 11, 2015 on site at their Ivins campus at 2:00 p.m.  Said Jaqueline Peterson, State Officer, Utah Department of Veterans & Military Affairs, “I personally would like to thank the Marine Corps League for their generous donation of the salt water aquarium.  The residents of the Southern Utah Veterans Home enjoy spending hours watching the fish and are so thankful to the Marine Corps League for this wonderful donation.”

The new aquarium is a beautiful addition to the two year old state of the art facility.  “We strive to create a welcoming, home-like setting for our residents and visitors, and now, thanks to the Marine Corps League we are able to enhance our campus atmosphere for the pleasure and enjoyment of our resident family members.” explained Jerry Olson, Administrator, Southern Utah Veterans Home.

Please join the Southern Utah Veterans Home for this community celebration and an opportunity to tour the campus.


Date:  Thursday, June 11, 2015

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Location: Southern Utah Veterans Home Rotunda; 160 N. 200 East, Ivins, UT 84738

Cost:  FREE to all; Open to the public.

*Light refreshments will be served.


About Marine Corps League Utah Dixie Detachment #1270USMC Logo

Members of the Marine Corps League join together in camaraderie and fellowship for the purpose of preserving the traditions and promoting the interests of the United States Marine Corps, banding together those who are now serving in the United States Marine Corps and those who have been honorably discharged from that service that they may effectively promote the ideals of American freedom and democracy, voluntarily aiding and rendering assistance to all Marines, FMF Corpsmen and former Marines and FMF Corpsmen and to their widows and orphans; and to perpetuate the history of the United States Marine Corps and by fitting acts to observe the anniversaries of historical occasions of particular interest to Marines.

Utah Dixie Detachment #1270 serves the community in a range of programs focused primarily on youth and veterans. Locally supported programs include: Toys for Tots, Marines/Families in Distress, Devil Pups Youth Program, Sheriff’s Office Explorers, Shop-With-a-Cop, and Memorial Services/Funerals for Deceased Veterans.

The Utah Dixie Detachment #1270 is an officially recognized 501c3 charitable not-for-profit organization.

”Once a Marine, Always a Marine”

Marine Corps League Utah Dixie Detachment #1270

Serving Southern Utah

St. George, UT 84790

(435) 256-1700


About Southern Utah Veterans Home

Our business puts people first and was founded on the principles that recognize the worth of every individual. Our success depends upon our ability to create and maintain a nurturing environment where individuality is promoted and dignity is preserved.

We provide patients the most affordable, high-quality services for all recognized Utah veterans, spouses and surviving spouses who require a skilled or long term nursing home as defined by the VA or Medicare and as certified by a physician.

Our admissions are overseen by a team process available 7 days a week that includes the Administrator, Director of Nursing, Medical Director, Admission’s Coordinator and other staff members needed to support a successful transition into the Southern Utah Veterans Home.

“We embrace a reverence for life and a heart for healing.”


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