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Tri-City Memorial Day Observation
The Tri-City Committee, made up of twenty four veteran and service organizations from within the cities of Santa Ana, Tusitn and Orange, hosted the Memorial Day Observance at the Santa Ana Cemetery. Mr. Murray Schrantz gave a thought-provoking reflection on the 100th Anniversary of the Declaration of War, for World War I, entitled "Honoring a Veteran's Sacrifice, Then and Now". Representative Lorretta Sanchez, State Senator Lou Correa, OC Supervisor Janet Nguyen, Tustin Mayor Al Murray shared their reflections on the sacrifice our veterans make every day and how they are working to help. The ever popular cannons provided by the Coopers Battery and Richmond Howitzers fired three two-round salutes to our fallen soldiers, sailors and Marines.
Bingo at Long Beach VA
On May 3rd, members from the American Legion, VFW, and both Auxiliaries came together to host Bingo at the L1 Ward at the Long Beach Veterans Administration Hosptial. What better way to spend a Saturday evening that bringing a little cheer to our veterans. Goodie bags full of assorted toilettries, books, magazines, shower shoes and other comfort items brought a li. Watch for our calendar for the next time.
Support Cemetery at Irvine City Council
On April 22nd, 2013, the Irvine City Council is to establish an ad hoc committee to determine where, if anywhere, a State's Veterans Cemetery could be established within the Great Par. For over two years a group of veterans, the Orange County Veterans Memorial Park Committee (OCVMP), has been working to have a 100+ acres of the Great Park become a Veterans Cemetery.
Political support has been coming from Sharon Quirk-Silva, chair of the Assembly on Veterans Affairs, calling for a Veteran's Cemeter In Orange County, has gained the support of Assembly members Tom Daly, Alan Mansoor and Don Wagner. It has also been supported by Senate members Lou Correa and Mimi Walters. Orange County needs a cemetery to serve the 133,000 veterans who live here. Travel to existing Federal Veterans Cemeteries, like Riverside, places a barrier on families being able to visit or even attend funerals. Help us establish a cemetery on the old grounds of El Toro Marine Base, the military hub of Orange County, that helped build our communities. Now let us be laid to rest close to family, comrades and friends.
YOU NEED TO BE THERE to show the Irvine City Council how much support the community and Orange County has for their effort:
Time: 5 pm or as soon as you can after work
Date: April 22, 2014
Place: Irvine City Hall, 1 Civic Center Plaza, Irvine California
(Corner of Alton and Harvard)
Veterans are encouraged to wear your patches, ribbons, and other ceremonial attire.
See you there!!
Preview 2013 2nd Place National Legion Color Guard Winners practice at the post
The winners of the Department of California 2013 Color Guard competition, and 2nd place winners at the National Convention, will be practicing at Santa Ana Veterans Hall on Tuesday March 25th and March 26th around 6 pm. Distric 29's own Newport Harbor Post 291 Color Guard and Honor Guard are preparing to compete again at the Department Convention in June. Come see this team and cheer them on.
Tri-City Memorial Day Planning has begun
Mark your calendar for Memorial Day Observence 2014. The Tri-City Committee, comprised of members from over 17 Veteran, lineage and civic societies in the cities of Orange, Santa Ana, and Tustin, come together to host the only completely non-profit event in the area. The dates for this years events at the Santa Ana Cemetery are:
Decoration Day Saturday May 24, 2014 8 am
Memorial Day Observance Monday May 26, 2014 10 am
THE AMERICAN LEGION PREAMBLE
"For God and Country, we associate ourselves together for the following purposes:
To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America; to maintain law and order; to foster and perpetuate a 100-percent Americanism; to preserve the memories and incidents of our associations in the great wars; to inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state and nation; to combat the autocracy of both the classes and the masses; to make right the master of might; to promote peace and good will on earth; to safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom and democracy; to consecrate and sanctify our comradeship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness."
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