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Veterans Day Ceremony Slated in Manhattan Beach

Nov 10, 2014 07:20PM ● Published by DigMB Staff

The Manhattan Beach community is invited to attend the city's Veterans Day Multi-Generation Event Tuesday beginning at 11 a.m. at the Veterans' Monument on Veterans Parkway, 15th Street and Valley Drive.

"Our city will be honoring our veterans, to remember their achievements, their courage and their dedication," said Mayor Wayne Powell, who will welcome guests and dignitaries to the ceremony.

"We thank all veterans and active service members and their families for their sacrifices to ensure our freedoms and our American way of life. Please take a moment to remember all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, and honor those who have served our country and those who continue to serve."

At the event, the public will have the opportunity to write letters that will be mailed to soldiers. The Women's Charity League will handle the letter writing activity.

Welcoming entertainment will be provided by the city's official band, the Hyperion Outfall Serenaders. The Manhattan Beach Police Department Color Guard will present the Colors. 

Angelica Roque will sing "The Star-Spangled Banner;" Eric Farth of Manhattan Beach Boy Scout Troop #849 will lead the Pledge of Allegiance, and Steven Lambert of Manhattan Beach Boy Scout Troop #849 will share his thoughts about Veterans Day, as will members of Girl Scout Troop #8425.

Veterans Day addresses will be given by LCPL Christopher Honanie, MOS 0121, Marine Corp, and  LCL Chris Barra, 209th Mobility Support—Commanding.

DigMB wishes to thank all our veterans for their service, including Manhattan Beach residents Tom Allard, George Butts, James Gill, and
Gary McAuley. Thank the veterans you know in our Comments section below.

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