VFW to Host Veterans’ Day Ceremony to be Followed by Fundraiser

Sierra Madre veterans (L-R) Ken Anhalt, Gordon Caldwell, Ted Evans, Duncan MacGillivray, "Pops", Dave Loera, Bud Switzer, Steve Paszek, Art Contreras, unknown, Don Reed at 2011 Veterans' Day ceremony

Press Release posted 11/6/12 – Veterans of Foreign Wars of Sierra Madre, Post 3208 will celebrate Veteran’s Day at the Memorial Wall, Sunday November 11, 2012 at 1:00 PM.   Celebrate Veterans Day by remembering the brave men and women who have risked their lives for the United States of America. A new panel of photos of Sierra Madre Veterans will also be unveiled that day. Former military VFW veterans will speak about their experience on active duty. Military service photos of the following Veterans will be unveiled: Aksel Pedersen, Christopher Mahuron, Diane Marquez, Shannon Carvalito, Samuel Schwartz, Russell Richardson, Richard Mahuron, Lawrence Morse, Richard Borrelli, Joseph Marquez, Howard Rubin, Eldon Clough, Robert Borneman, and Duncan MacGillivray.

Following the ceremony, there will be a special Photo Exhibit/Fundraiser titled “Pride & Pain” at the Senior Center from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM. This series of images is a collection of Portraits of the Veterans of Post 3208, taken by Photographer Debra Snell. Come and meet our Heroes in person and hear their touching stories.  There will also be a silent auction of many other images from Debra Snell Photography, horsd’oeuvres & beverages.  All included in the $10.00 admission charge, children under 18 are free.  All the funds raised at this event will be donated to the VFW 3208, to support their community charities. For more information, Debra Snell’s phone number 818-606-2377.

Everyone is welcome to help celebrate Veterans Day. Refreshments provided following the ceremony.

For additional information, please contact Duncan MacGillivray, Sr. Vice Commander, VFW Post 3208 at Duncan@smmainsurance.com or (626) 355-0762.