Veterans

Sons of American Legion Post 155 in Colton serve hundreds Thanksgiving dinner

On Tuesday, Nov. 26 the Sons of American Legion Post 155 in Colton served 125 plates of food that brimmed with turkey and all the trimmings. According to Historian and Chaplain Jaime Romero, main chef of the event and pictured far left, the event originally started as a means to reach out to the homeless population, but with very little participation, the event’s focus became that of the veterans, their families and the community at-large as an opportunity to honor and support veterans during the holidays. Romero indicated that a highlight this year was the participation of eight high school students who volunteered their time to serve. They came from Colton High School, Rancho Cucamonga and San Bernadino. The post Sons of American Legion Post 155 in Colton serve hundreds Thanksgiving dinner appeared first on Inland Empire Community News.

Veterans Day celebration a tradition at La Placita Park in San Bernardino

On Sunday, November 10th, the Suavesitos So. Cal. Car Club hosted the 2019 Veterans Day Celebration at La Plaza Park in San Bernardino.  The event included a car show, a music DJ, a live band, singing, Ballet Folklorico, several performances, and a visit from a Marilyn Monroe Impersonator.  During the opening ceremony a Presentation of Colors was conducted by the Arroyo Valley High School Color Guard.  The National Anthem was played by the Arroyo Valley High School Band and sung by Raul Adame. The Pledge of Allegiance was presented by Ruben Gutierrez, Car Club Vice President. The invocation was made by USAF Veteran Fernando Gaytan.  A special recognition was given to Daniel “Danny” Flores who was a veteran of the U.S. Army.  In 1993, Danny and his wife Angelina co-founded the “Salute to the Route” Organization and the “Salute to Veterans Day” event held annually at the La Plaza Park. Danny passed away in 2017.  Photo Ricardo Tomboc: Jizzelle Rosas, current National Junior Miss Route 66 (San Bernardino Chapter), made an appearance at the celebration and mingled with those in attendance.  San Bernardino Councilmember Bessine…

Cardiologists use nation’s first alternative access point for heart device to save a veteran

In a first of its kind in the United States, cardiologists at Loma Linda University International Heart Institute have performed a pioneering coronary intervention with an Impella heart assist device and stent placement through single access from the axillary artery in the shoulder. The new procedure offers surgeons another option to help save the lives of people suffering from severely calcified coronary heart disease, which kills more than 370,000 Americans every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Seventy-year-old Vietnam veteran David Quiett presented at Loma Linda University Medical Center with a heart attack. Physicians quickly learned that he had severely calcified coronary artery disease in his major arteries. He was in need of stents and a heart-saving pumping device. But surgeons were unable to insert both interventions in separate vascular entry points because of the patient’s calcification. The pumping device is usually inserted through the femoral artery near the groin, and stents are placed through a separate artery. Due to the patient’s condition, there were no viable traditional arterial access points. With no options left, Loma Linda University Heart Institute interventional…

Honor a veteran – reserve a plaque on Veterans Wall of Freedom

Thank a veteran for their service, thank a veteran for your freedom by honoring them with a plaque on the Veterans Wall of Freedom. All veterans of the United States military are eligible for a plaque. Currently, approximately half of the plaques have been reserved. Plaque reservation forms are available on the website veteranswalloffreedom.org. Each plaque is available for $100 donation. In order to have your veterans plaque engraved on the Veterans Wall of Freedom by Veterans Day, the form with donation must be received no later than October 11, 2019. The Veterans Wall of Freedom was dedicated on Veterans Day 2016. This unique monument is designed to be an enduring reminder of the freedoms we enjoy daily because of the service and sacrifice of those that served in the United States military. The monument spells out the word FREEDOM in six-foot block letters with over 1600 granite plaque spaces for veterans covering the front of the letters.  Thirteen stripes, seven in subdued red and six in white, lead to the monument. The Veterans Wall of Freedom is a committee of the Foundation of Grand…

Colton VFW to hold 4th Annual Car and Motorcycle Show Sept. 14

By Marina Rojas The Colton VFW 6476 at 1789 N. 8th Street in Colton will be holding its 4th Annual Car and Motorcycle Show on Saturday, September 14, 2019. The event is held at the VFW grounds each year to raise money for the organization and their outreach efforts. On Saturday morning, the VFW will have breakfast burritos and menudo to start the day off right; sales will begin at 9 a.m. For lunch, they will be offering hamburgers and hot dogs along with other food items to enjoy throughout the day. Aubrianne Kester, the President of the VFW Auxiliary said, “The event will include the car and motorcycle exhibition, a display of custom bicycles, entertainment, vendors, a Kona Ice truck and food sales. The public is welcome, and those who might be interested in joining the VFW are encouraged to come out to support the veterans in the club and throughout the community.” There will be trophies given for various categories (Best of Show, Top 15 Cars and Top 3 Bikes). At this time there are still a few openings available for anyone who…

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