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Anaheim to Unveil New Military Banners
ANAHEIM, CA - (August 17, 2010) - Nine Anaheim residents currently serving in the military and one fallen soldier will be honored on Tuesday, Aug. 24, at the City’s second Military Banner program ceremony.  The ceremony will take place at 3 p.m. at George Washington Park, located at 250 E. Cypress Street.  City of Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle will be joined by members of the Anaheim City Council and Police Chief John Welter in leading the ceremony.

"A true hero embraces sacrifice, and each person represented in Anaheim’s Military Banner program is just that – a hero," said Mayor Pringle.  "We are proud to honor all servicemen and women, and for our Anaheim residents, we want them to know their City is grateful."

The men represented on the 10 new banners are as follows:

Marc Arizmendez, Army
Adam Cook, Army
Adam Fogarty, Army
Max Geissel, Marines
Russel D. Godoy, Jr., Marines
Ernest William Kurica, Army
Alexander A. Martini, Marines
Devin R.  Santivanez, Marines
Christopher Scott, Army
Matthew Allan Wagner, Coast Guard

The first banner to be unveiled at the ceremony will be that of fallen Army Staff Sergeant Marc Arizmendez, who lost his life in Afghanistan on July 6.  Family members from each of the Army soldiers, Marines, and Coast Guard officers represented on the banners will be in attendance.   Family members from the first installation ceremony on April 13, 2010 have also been invited to attend.

The 10 military members to be honored on Aug. 24 will join the 21 others previously honored, and the banners will be displayed on street light poles throughout Anaheim.  For specific street locations please visit www.anaheim.net/militarybanner.  The City of Anaheim created the Military Banner program in the fall of 2009 as a way for the City to recognize Anaheim residents currently serving in the military. 

For more information on the City of Anaheim’s Military Banner program, and to learn about each member represented, please visit www.anaheim.net/militarybanner.


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