El Cajon Veterans Day

CITY OF EL CAJON VETERAN’S DAY CEREMONY HONORS VETS OF ALL AGES

 

By Rebecca Jefferis Williamson

November 13, 2016 (El Cajon) -- The City of El Cajon held a Veterans Day ceremony at Centennial Plaza on November 11th and presented its first Veteran of the Year Award to retired Chief Ray Moody.

In addition to the WWII veterans and others in attendance, a 30-year-old veteran, Kenny Patterson, US Navy, was also present.  He went in the service at 19. The phrase “I am a veteran –my oath of enlistment has no expiration date” aptly applies to Patterson.  He gives back to the community by participating in the American Legion Riders Chapter #303 which raises money to help other veterans.  A vet helping other vets. A vet who was also honoring other vets by his attendance at the ceremony.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK: CIVIC LEADERS PAY HOMAGE TO VETERANS IN EL CAJON

 

By Jonathan Goetz

Photo: (L-R) Hon. Gary Kendrick, Moody RL, BMC, Hon. Bob McClellan, Hon. Susan Davis, Hon. Star Bales, Hon. Tony Ambrose

November 13, 2016 (El Cajon) — Congresswoman Susan Davis joined members of the El Cajon City Council at a ceremony honoring our veterans on Friday in downtown El Cajon. Rep. Davis, who also hosted a town hall meeting for veterans last week, posted on her Facebook page,  “Let us never forget the veterans who dedicated themselves to defending and protecting our freedoms.”

BEST EAST COUNTY VIDEOS: VETERANS DAY CELEBRATION IN EL CAJON

 

 

November 15, 2014 (El Cajon)--Rob Tade at the El Cajon American Legion post sent in this video by David Miyashiro, CVUSD Superintendent, of  El Cajon’s 2014  Veterans Day commemoration held earlier this week to honor our nation's veterans.