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Anaheim Military Banner Ceremony On Sept. 25 To Honor One Fallen Hero And 18 Active Military Members
ANAHEIM, CA - (September 21, 2012) - Patriotic banners to honor one fallen hero and 18 active servicemen and women will be unveiled at a special Military Banner Ceremony in Anaheim on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 2 p.m. The ceremony will take place at George Washington Park, 250 E. Cypress Street in Anaheim (near Lincoln Ave. and Anaheim Blvd.). Family members and friends will be in attendance to represent those currently serving our country around the world.

Special recognition will go to the family of Army Private First Class paratrooper Christian San Nicolas, an Anaheim resident who was killed in Afghanistan on April 28. Anaheim city flags were lowered to half-staff at the time of his passing to publically recognize his ultimate sacrifice. San Nicolas’ battalion command team will attend the event and participate in the program.

Tuesday’s guest speakers and program participants will include Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait, the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, and Lieutenant Colonel Rob Salome, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division.

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. The 19 banners introduced on Tuesday will join the 53 banners currently hanging on street light poles throughout the City. The newly introduced banners will honor the following:

Evan James Allen, Army
Isidro Alonso, Jr. Army
Leonel Alvares, Air Force
Thomas Bautista, Air Force
Mario Felix, Jr., Army
Peter Fournier, Army
Brent Hamilton, Army
Luke Harris, Air Force
Christopher Inskeep, Army
Jesse T. James, Marines
Alexander Magana, Army
Wesley Ryan Neville, Marines
Sean Purciel, Army
Sonia B. Rodriguez, Marines
Gabriel J. Rojo, Marines
Christian R. San Nicolas, Army
Christopher J. Senorans, Army
Christopher Waller, Marines
Joshua Woodward, Army

For more information on the Military Banner program, to view photos from this event, to find the specific street locations of each banner, and to learn more about each honoree, please visit our website, at www.anaheim.net/militarybanner.


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