SOLANA BEACH — The Solana Seaside neighborhood honored those that misplaced their lives serving within the navy and their households on Monday throughout an annual Memorial Day ceremony at La Colonia Park, led by the Veterans of Overseas Wars (VFW) Submit 5431.
The annual occasion memorialized veterans of the Air Power, Navy, Military, Coast Guard and Marine Corps, and honored their comrades who’re nonetheless alive to inform their tales.
“All of us respect and help those that are giving their each day lives and all too usually their whole lives within the service,” Mayor Lesa Heebner mentioned, chatting with the gang of over 50 folks on the ceremony.
Together with members of VFW Submit 5431 and metropolis leaders, youth performed a big position within the occasion. College students from the Santa Fe Christian Faculty band offered music for the ceremony, and the Camp Pendleton Younger Marines served as the colour guard.
As well as, Mira Mesa Excessive Faculty senior and Air Power Junior ROTC member Collin Farrar served because the visitor speaker for the occasion. Farrar, who hopes to finally enlist within the Air Power, described his expertise cleansing headstones of fallen troopers whereas volunteering along with his ROTC group.
“The headstones we had been cleansing that day belonged to the courageous that after walked with us. They had been, and can at all times be, the valiant souls who protected our nation so we may reside in freedom,” Farrar mentioned.
Shannon Bradley from the workplace of Congressman Mike Levin (CA-49) additionally shared a proclamation on behalf of VFW Submit 5431 on behalf of the forty ninth Congressional District.
In concluding the ceremony, VFW Submit member Randy Treadway led a dove launch to memorialize those that have died.
Afterward, residents went inside to the Neighborhood Heart, the place images of former native service members are displayed on the partitions, and toured the native heritage museum on the park.