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Tuesday event at Strand Vista Park well attended

Dana Point Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9934 members Doug Ehlers and Raymond Gray, both World War II vets, attend the Veterans Day celebration at Strand Vista Park on Tuesday. Photo: Andrea Swayne
Dana Point Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9934 members Doug Ehlers and Raymond Gray, both World War II vets, attend the Veterans Day celebration at Strand Vista Park on Tuesday. Photo: Andrea Swayne

By Andrea Swayne

The Veterans Memorial at Strand Vista Park was at capacity Tuesday as veterans of World War II to the present, friends and family gathered around the memorial’s flag—flown at half-mast—and monument plaques engraved with names of Dana Point veterans who have passed on, to show appreciation for the country’s service men and women.

Lt. Col. James Isaacs, commander of Marine Aircraft Group 39, gave the key note speech and the VFW Post 9934 color guard performed a three-volley, nine-round rifle salute.

Speakers included Dana Point Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9934 Commander Maurice Hansen and Quartermaster Adjutant Bill Manes and Mayor Lisa Bartlett.

Click on an image below to open a photo slideshow from the event.

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  • My brother, Chalres V. Irwin was honored on this day and it looked like a really nice
    honorfor him…sorry I could not be there. Thank all who were there and to everyone
    who was part of this fine ceremony.

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