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ANAHEIM HONORS FLAG DAY WITH NEW HOMETOWN HEROES VIDEO AND COMMUNITY EVENT
ANAHEIM, Calif. (June 12, 2015) The City of Anaheim is proud to honor Flag Day this Sunday by introducing a new segment in the City’s Hometown Heroes video series.
Anaheim Police Officer Brennan Leininger founded the organization A Flag for Every Hero, to honor military members laid to rest at Riverside National Cemetery. What began as a small group of volunteers on Memorial Day in 2012 has grown to more than 1,000 volunteers placing 200,000 flags at each gravesite every Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Riverside National Cemetery is the third largest cemetery managed by the National Cemetery Administration.
Officer Leininger followed in his father and grandfather footsteps by serving our country. He joined the Air Force, and as a Security Forces Specialist in the United States Air Force was stationed at the Pentagon during 9/11. It was on that day and following that his resolve that service members are not forgotten was strengthened.
Following an eight year military career Leininger joined the Anaheim Police Department, where for the past 10 years he has served the Anaheim community.
To view the video, please click here.
In addition to sharing this video with family and friends, Anaheim residents can honor Flag Day by attending the Flag Day Parade and Celebration at Pearson Park on Sunday, June 14. From 1-4 p.m., residents can enjoy the festivities, which include special recognition of WWII veterans, food and entertainment.
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 348,000 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; Angel Stadium of Anaheim; and ARTIC (Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center). In addition, Anaheim embraces its vibrant cultural arts community, including the world-renowned Anaheim Ballet. Annually, Anaheim welcomes more than 20 million visitors to the City, truly making it where the world comes to live, work and play. For more information, please visit www.anaheim.net.
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