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ANAHEIM’S MILITARY BANNER CEREMONY WILL HONOR 18 RESIDENTS CURRENTLY SERVING OUR COUNTRY
ANAHEIM, CA – (October 18, 2013) The City of Anaheim will honor 18 active military members on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at the annual Anaheim Military Banner Ceremony. The event will take place at George Washington Park beginning at 4 p.m. All are welcome to attend and pay tribute to the brave Anaheim residents currently serving our country.
Anaheim is also proud to welcome the Color Guard from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit to present the colors on that day.
The 18 banners introduced on Wednesday will join the 72 banners currently hanging on street light poles throughout the City. The newly introduced banners will honor the following:
Aaron Barruga, Army
Kristopher Joseph Becerra, Army
Robert S. Burrows, Marines
Roger Raymond Carrasco, Marines
Alexander M. Cartwright, Marines
Daniel Cuellar, Navy
Kenneth Elseroad, Army
Kevin J. Garrison, Army
Carlos Gomez, Army
Nicole Hayman, Army
Charles Michael Lister, Marines
Carlos Ureno Martinez, Jr., Army
John Michael Noah, Air Force
Chase Perez, Army
Jose Daniel Reyes, Air Force
Ramiro Topete, Army
Thomas Wright, Army
Kyle Zaleski, Army
George Washington Park is located at 250 E. Cypress Street, Anaheim, CA 92805.
The City of Anaheim created the Military Banner program in the fall of 2009 to recognize Anaheim residents currently serving in the military. To learn more about the Military Banner program and for a map of where the banners are located, please visit www.anaheim.net/militarybanner.
In addition to the Military Banner program, the City actively supports all military and veterans through events and programs throughout the year and through the online Anaheim’s Veterans Resource Center. Through this website existing and returning veterans are provided online access to earned benefits and connection with important local resources for employment, housing, education, health care, daily living and more. For more information, please visit www.anaheim.net/veterans.
For more information on the City of Anaheim please visit www.anaheim.net.
ABOUT ANAHEIM –The City of Anaheim, founded in 1857, is one of the nation’s premier municipalities and is one of California’s most populous cities. Anaheim covers 50 square miles with more than 346,000 residents and more than 2,900 City employees. The municipal corporation’s annual budget is $1.6 billion. Anaheim supports a thriving business community with companies such as Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc., L-3 Communications, Pacific Sunwear, and Disneyland Resort. Successful sports franchises call Anaheim home, including Angels Baseball, Anaheim Ducks, the U.S. Men’s National Volleyball Team, and the 2012 Olympic Games Silver Medal winning U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team. Anaheim also boasts world-class meeting and entertainment venues with the Anaheim Convention Center, LEED-certified and the largest on the west coast, Honda Center, City National Grove of Anaheim, Anaheim GardenWalk, and Angel Stadium of Anaheim. In addition, Anaheim embraces its vibrant cultural arts community, including the world-renowned Anaheim Ballet. Annually, Anaheim welcomes millions of visitors to the city, truly making it where the world comes to live, work and play. For more information, please visit www.anaheim.net.