Veterans honored at thank you service in Solana Beach
Local leaders and community members showed their gratitude to members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5431 during a ceremony held Wednesday at La Colonia Park in Solana Beach.
Lt. Col. Jean P. White of the U.S. Marine Corps was the guest of honor and gave a personal speech thanking all of the veterans present.
Local politicians were also present, including Mayor Mike Nichols and city council members, as well as a representative from California State Assemblyman Martin Garrick’s office.
Veteran Thomas A. Lamb Jr. received a Distinguished Veteran’s Award from Garrick’s office for his combined lifetimes services.
The Santa Fe Christian school band and the Camp Pendleton Young Marines Color Guard were also there to offer their talents to the event.
The flag was held at half mast for the duration of the services to honor those servicemen lost at Fort Hood earlier this month.
VFW Post 5431 also made All-American Post status this year, one of only one hundred posts in the US to hold this honor.
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