Monday, November 11, 2013

Fairview Park Committee Videos Available and Veterans Day

TODAY IS VETERANS DAY

Just a quick reminder, as you pause today - Veterans Day -  to remember those of us who served in the Armed Forces of this country, that most of us did so willingly and with pride.  This a wonderful country with freedoms that way too many of us take for granted and are able to do so because men and women in the Armed Forces are willing to lay their lives on the line to guarantee those freedoms.

FESTIVITIES AT THE FAIRGROUNDS TODAY
And, don't forget the celebration of this holiday at the Orange County Fair and Event Center.  Festivities run from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and includes the introduction of the new United States Postal Service Medal of Honor: World War II stamp at 2:00 p.m.

LOTS OF STUFF FOR ALL
The ceremony caps a free community Veterans Day celebration that includes live music and entertainment, free hot dogs, information on resources and job opportunities for veterans, free wheelchairs, historic military vehicles and armament, children’s activities and an on-site history project to document stories and photos from veterans. The event also includes opportunities for families to give back by sending care packages overseas and making holiday cards for ailing vets.

THE SCHEDULE
The schedule of on stage events includes:
10 a.m.   Swing Cats Big Band & Dancers
11 a.m.   Opening Ceremony with special performances
12:30 p.m.   “Turn The Page”—Bob Seger Tribute Band
 2 p.m.   Stamp Dedication Ceremony
 2:30 p.m.   “Springsteen” – Bruce Springsteen Tribute Band
 3:45 p.m.   Traditional Honoring of Veterans by Community Native Americans & Retreat of the Colors

VIDEO'S AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING
While you're spending time observing this holiday I want to let you know that Barry Friedland, who owns the YouTube channel Costa Mesa Brief, has put up on that channel the video recordings of the recent Fairview Park Citizens Advisory Committee meeting from Wednesday, November 6th.

SPIRITED DISCUSSIONS

You will recall that this meeting was full of controversy and it ran more than double the anticipated time.  Much of that time dealt with issues discussed by member Anna Vrska, but also included discussions by what I referred to as "dueling archaeologists".  For the 100 or so of us in attendance it was quite an intersting evening.

WATCH THEM AS YOU HAVE TIME
For the rest of you, I hope you can carve out three hours from your busy schedules to view the video clips of that evening.  I confess that, because I spent the weekend away attending yet another out-of-town wedding, I have not done so.  I have skimmed each of the three videos, though, and am impressed with the quality of the production.  The audio is a little sketchy, but you can hear most of the speakers most of the time.

THREE SEGMENTS...

So, you can watch the first 46 minutes HERE, the middle segment HERE and the final segment - where some committee members take exception to Ms. Vrska's observations, HERE.

THANKS, BARRY...
Thanks to Mr. Frieland, who appears to be the official videographer for the current power elite in Costa Mesa,  for making this video record available to us.

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