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VFW Post 3208 Harry L. Embree Memorial Post Due to the number of photos, this page may take a while to load.  Please be patient.
40 E. Montecito Ave., Sierra Madre, CA 91024
(626) 355-7016
Jack Wolfe, Commander 
Ted Evans, Quarter Master

Click here for more pictures of the Memorial Day Service and Reception
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There was a Memorial Day Service May 29, 2000 at Pioneer Cemetery in Sierra Madre, with a reception immediately following at the Post.  Here are some pictures of the events.

1. Commander Jack Wolfe opens the ceremonies.
2, 3. There were nearly 200 attendees.
4. Congressman David Dreier was a featured speaker.
5. Local politicos were also in attendance.
6. Dr. Janice Nelson also spoke.
7. The Sierra Madre Congregational Church Choir returned after a 3 year absence.
8. Commander Wolfe introduces featured speaker Sierra Madre Fire Chief Ed Tracy.
9. Chief Tracy delivered a powerful speech.  It may have been especially moving for me, as my brother spent years in the Air Force training their firefighters, and has now left and become a paramedic on the Matteson Fire Dept., in Illinois, near Chicago.  And I remember when Memorial Day was as important to every child as Chief Tracy described it being for him.  It was so moving I had to walk away or start crying as I told him how nice it was afterward, nearly half an hour later.  I walked away.  So thanks, Chief, for a moving Memorial Day speech.  And thanks, Jay, for making me proud.
10. VFW officers laid memorial flowers.
 
 

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