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Hundreds gather to honor veterans at 18th annual service at Pines Park

By Daniel Ritz

On May 28, hundreds gathered atop the oceanside cliffs of Pines Park for the City of Dana Point and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9934 ceremony in honor of Memorial Day.

The service included memorials to members of the U.S. military who were killed in action during the last year.

The Dana Point VFW post gave special recognition to veterans of U.S. military services that served in Operation Desert Storm, Iraq, Afghanistan and the global war on terrorism.

The program featured a special guest speaker, Deputy Secretary Mathew L. Dana of the California Department of Veterans Affairs, who presented the Memorial Day proclamation issued by California Gov. Jerry Brown. Dana is a descendant of the family of Richard Henry Dana, the author whose name was given to the area that later became the City of Dana Point.


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