Monday, November 10, 2014

Veterans Day In Costa Mesa Tomorrow



HONORING THOSE WHO SERVED

Tomorrow the country celebrates Veterans Day - a day to say thank you to those who have served in the armed forces of our country.  If you don't know the difference between this day and Memorial Day, click HERE for some help.  Tomorrow is the day we recognize all veterans - including me.  Thank you for that.
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VETERANS AND LABOR TOGETHER TOMORROW
Tomorrow, beginning 10:00 a.m. at the Orange County Fair and Event Center ( Fairgrounds) there will be an event - a series of events, really - to commemorate this day.  It is free to the public, including free parking.  Several thousand people are expected to attend.  Here's a flier on the event.
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WHAT'S HAPPENING...
The community celebration runs from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. and includes live music and entertainment; free hot dogs; Korean War Medal of Honor stamp unveiling; veterans resource fair; job access for veterans; motorcycle ride; historic military vehicles; care packages and holiday cards; activities for kids; and more.

BRING FOOD DONATIONS
Bring your donations to the OC Fair and say "Thanks a ton!" to veterans by helping to raise more than 2,000 pounds of food and supplies for veterans in need.

MOTORCYCLE RIDE
At 10:30 a.m. join union members and veterans in a motorcycle ride from the Orange County Labor Federation in Orange to the Veterans Day celebration at the OC Fair in Costa Mesa.  Riders will arrive at noon for a featured entrance into the Veterans Day event.  Motorcycles will then be on display for the public to view during the event. RSVP to Gilbert Castillo at gilbertcastillo@teamstershorsemen42.org.

KOREAN WAR MEDAL OF HONOR STAMP UNVEILED
At 2 p.m. the U.S. Postal Service Korean War Medal of Honor stamp will be unveiled.  This stamp honors the 145 Korean War Medal of Honor recipients who served among 6.8 million in Korea from 1950 - 1953.  Korean War Medal of Honor recipient Corporal Tibor Ruben, and Army veteran from Garden Grove, will be honored along with nearly 50 other Korean War veterans, including several Buffalo Soldiers.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Here is the schedule of events for tomorrow at the Orange County Fair and Events Center:

10 a.m.   Swing Cats Big Band & Dancers
11 a.m.   Opening Ceremony with special performances
Noon      Arrival of Motorcycle Run participants from Orange County Labor Federation
12:30 p.m.  “Turn The Page”—Bob Seger Tribute Band
2 p.m.    Korean War Medal of Honor Stamp Ceremony
2:45 p.m.   Retiring of the Colors


SEE YOU THERE
Please join me as we recognize the contributions ALL veterans have made to this country.  See you there...

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1 Comments:

Blogger kwahlf said...

We can never fully repay our veterans for their service and sacrifices to our country.
As they say- Some gave all, All gave some.
Here we can show our gratitude to them.
Thanks, Geoff.

11/10/2014 05:08:00 PM  

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