Honoring our veterans: Mammoth and Manzanar

americanflagMAMMOTH LAKES CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND MAMMOTH LAKES FIRE DEPARTMENT TO HOLD FLAG RAISING CEREMONY ON VETERANS DAY

October 23, 2013 – We invite all Veterans, their families and the community to join the Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce and the Mammoth Lakes Fire Department in a special Veteran’s Day flag raising ceremony to honor all Veterans of our Nation. Veterans, we would be proud to see you in uniform. The event includes honored guests, featured speakers and patriotic music. We invite you all to join us to honor those who have served.

The ceremony will take place on Monday, November 11, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at the flag pole outside the Mammoth Lakes Fire Department at 3150 Main Street, Mammoth Lakes, CA.

For more information, contact the Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce at info@mammothlakeschamber.org.

 

Veterans Day Special Event at Manzanar

 Join the rangers and staff at Manzanar National Historic Site in honoring Owens Valley veterans on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at Manzanar National Historic Site. Activities will begin at 11 a.m. and will include:

  • Darrell Kunitomi presenting a one-man show about his uncle, who fought and died in WWII as a member of the famed 442nd Regimental Combat Team.
  • Maggie Palchak, Paralympic sport program coordinator for Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra, will talk about her work with Wounded Warriors.
  • Ross Stone and other members of the Big Pine Paiute Tribe honoring veterans with Paiute songs.
  • A video tribute to veterans with photos submitted by Owens Valley residents.
  • Audience members will be invited to share stories of veterans in their families.
  • Ranger-guided tour of Block 14 barracks and mess hall.

Manzanar National Historic Site Visitor Center is open daily (except Dec. 25) from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The center is located six miles south of Independence off U.S. Highway 395.  All exhibits are free and open to the public. To learn more about Manzanar, visit www.nps.gov/manz or call 760.878.2194, ext. 3310.  Manzanar is also on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ManzanarNationalHistoricSite.

 

 

 

One Response to Honoring our veterans: Mammoth and Manzanar

  1. Mongo The Idiot November 11, 2013 at 11:51 am #

    I heard the greatest story on the radio this morning. A wounded Vietnam vet was transferred to an Okinawa hospital where the USO had sent Johnny Cash. Mr. Cash sang Ring of Fire just a few feet from this veterans hospital bed with tears running down his cheek. I felt as though I could imagine being there. I’ve often wondered how performers could sing without an outpouring of emotion, now I know, sometimes they don’t.

    On a personal note, I’ve mentioned before that I am learning to play guitar. The other day an old friend came by who I have known for about 40 years. He asked me to play so I picked up and played a pretty little bit of rhythm and finger work. He started to cry, I’m not sure if it was because an idiot had learned to play or if it was just beautiful. It was a great experience for me; to produce something that could make someone feel so intensely.

     

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