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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:
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