Patriotic Military Parade in San Clemente, June 14 at 10 am
Mark your calendars! Come one and come all. On Flag Day, Thursday, June 14 at 10 a.m. — for the first time in 20 years — San Clemente is having a large, patriotic military parade. It starts at the corner of Avenida Del Mar and proceeds down our main street to Park Semper Fi, where there will be an honor and memorial ceremony at 11 a.m.
MISSION VIEJO – It was a day of thanks. A day of remembrance. And a day of gratitude in Mission Viejo, where grandmothers donned American flag shirts and children held signs reading, “Thank you for your service.”
“This day means a lot to me,” said retired Marine Master Sgt. Tom Spry, 86, who survived beach landings at both Guam and Okinawa during World War II. “It’s a day to honor all those who answered the call.”
Spry was one of nearly 500 people at Mission Viejo’s Memorial Day ceremony Monday.
Jack Warren, the voice of San Diego’s Finest, interviews, American Heroes Tribute President, Jon Martin.
Major Charles Robert Soltes, Jr., one of American Heroes Tribute Memorial Banner Recipients received a particular honor recently, Los Angeles KABC 7 New reports:
“The Veterans Affairs’ newest blind rehabilitation center in Long Beach was officially dedicated Wednesday, January 25, 2012, along with other buildings at the Long Beach Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
The center was named after the first military optometrist ever killed in the line of duty. Major Charles Soltes, Jr., 36, was killed by an explosion in Iraq.”
On the streets of Discovery Bay, banners hang in tribute to more than two dozen men and women from the Bay Area who died while serving in the military. Juliette Goodrich reports.