Tag: Veterans

Veteran’s Day Ceremony Moved Indoors Due to Possible Weather

Big Bear, Ca, November 8, 2011, 12:00pm – Due to possible cold weather storms this Friday, the American Legion Post 584 is moving the annual Veterans’ Day ceremony at 11:11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, to the Big Bear Convention Center.  Post Commander Bill Wilson said the traditional celebration that honors America’s military veterans was being moved indoors due to forecasts calling for rain and snow on Friday.  “We’ve never canceled a ceremony,” Wilson said, “and Monica and Anthony Marini were gracious to literally open their doors to the convention center so we can again salute our military veterans.”  County Supervisor Neil Derry, a former Marine who served in the first Gulf War, will be a guest speaker and Post Commander Wilson will read letters from area children to service men and women. The American’ Legion’s Color Guard will post the colors of each of America’s services, and veterans will be invited to stand with the flags of their branch of service.  All Big Bear Valley residents are invited to join with the American Legion and city officials in this annual recognition of America’s veterans.  The Convention Center is at 42900 Big Bear Blvd. Doors will open at 10:30 a.m for the ceremony.  For more information, contact the American Legion at...

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Memorial Day Ceremony in Veterans Park

Big Bear, Ca May 28, 2011 12:00 pm – A special program commemorating Memorial Day and the sacrifices made by United States military personnel will be held in Big Bear Lake on Monday.  A procession will leave will leave the intersection of Village Drive and Pine Knot Avenue at 9:30 am lead by Major Nelson Reynolds, US Air Force Retired and San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeremiah MacKay playing the bagpipes.  The procession will arrive at Veteran’s Park by 10:00 am, where Master Sergeant Larry Breazeale, USAF Ret, will be the keynote speaker for the ceremony.  Additional participants include the Marine Corps League Color Guard, the American Legion Post Honor Guard, the American Legion Women’s Auxillary, Officials from the City of Big Bear Lake, the local Girl and Boy Scout troops, and Reverend Tom Goodman of the American Legion.  Vocal selections will be provided by Megn Iona, Tori Waner, Jodi Kline, and Holly Lavinger.  The public is invited to attend both the procession and the ceremony. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30774.mp3|titles=Memorial Ceremony at Veterans Park...

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Welcome Home Vietnam Vets Day March 30

Big Bear, Ca March 29, 2011 8:00 am – On March 7, 2011, the US Senate declared March 30 “Welcome Home Vietnam Veteran’s Day”.  Big Bear’s American Legion Post 584 will celebrate this day with an open house for all Vietnam Veterans and their families, beginning at 5:00 pm.  Once again on the menu will be “stuff on a shingle”.  Post 584 will also offer a free one-year membership to any Vietnam veteran hoping to join.  The Woody Woodward American Legion Post 584 is located at 41606 Big Bear Blvd.  Call 909-866-4845 for additional information. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30571.mp3|titles=Welcome Home Vietnam Vets Day...

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Fee Free Day In Honor Of America’s Veterans

Big Bear, Ca, November 1, 2010, 12:00pm – In honor of America’s Veterans and Armed Services personnel, Thursday, November 11, will be a “Fee Free Day” on the national forests in Southern California. The National Forest Adventure Pass will not be required for visitors in the San Bernardino, Angeles, Cleveland and Los Padres National Forests.  The Forest Service is working to ensure as many visitors as possible have the opportunity to experience the great outdoors and take advantage of the recreational activities America’s national forests and grasslands have to offer.  Southern California Recreation Fee Program Manager Al Colby says “By waiving fees, the Forest Service hopes everyone will have the opportunity to enjoy the wonder and rejuvenation of recreation on national forests and grasslands, while also honoring our country’s veterans,”  The Veterans Day Free Day is observed each year on November 11, regardless of the day of the week. In addition to Veterans Day, the Southern California national forests also waive fees on National Trails Day in June and National Public Lands Day in September.  For additional information about free days and the Recreation Fee program on Southern California national forests, contact the Big Bear Discovery Center 909-382-2790 for additional...

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Freedom Isn’t Free: We Salute 35 Hometown Military Heroes on Independence Day

Big Bear Valley, CA — As we celebrate our Independence Day, our friends at the American Legion Post 584 remind that freedom isn’t free. Thirty-five of the Big Bear Valley’s sons and daughters have already served in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and three of those sons–U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Rex Kenyon, U.S. Army Specialist Adam Rosema, and U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lieutenant Jared Landaker–have paid the ultimate price. Today, we salute those from our community who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan: with the U.S. Army, Staff Sergeant Marc Little, Specialist 4 Ruth Nash, Specialist 4 Ruben Moody, Sergeant Selena Knowlton, Sergeant Josh Halverson, Specialist Zachary Baum, Specialist Erik Crisanti, Private First Class William Carroll, Sergeant Aaron Richert, Specialist 4 Dominic Solomon, Specialist 4 John Whalen, Specialist 4 Shannon McPherson, Private First Class Nathan Williams, Staff Sergeant Jacques Keeslar, Sergeant Gilbert Paiz and Sergeant Ben Siep; with the Air National Guard, Sergeant Al Groover; with the U.S. Navy, Petty Officer Third Class David Pickett and Navyman Brian Costanzo; and, serving with the U.S. Marine Corps, Corporal Jason Mazur, Corporal Kevin England, Corporal Anthony Rasmussen, Corporal Matthew Shelby,  Corporal Christopher Romero, Lance Corporal James Algeo and Sergeant Aaron Botenhagen. On this Fourth of July, let us also celebrate six who, rather than at home in Big Bear, are currently serving in Iraq and Afghanistan: Sergeant Scott...

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