Veterans Day 2015

Happy Veterans Day to all our past and present Veterans! Thank you for your service!!

Photos by JOAN PAHOYO/Acorn Newspapers

 JOAN PAHOYO/Acorn Newspapers Marine Veteran Renee Ramirez of Ventura gets her photo taken with her best friend “Grif Henderson” on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at the Vets With Pets event held at the Ventura County Animal Services in Camarillo.

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Marine Veteran Renee Ramirez of Ventura gets her photo taken with her best friend “Grif Henderson” on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at the Vets With Pets event held at the Ventura County Animal Services in Camarillo.

 

 JOAN PAHOYO/Acorn Newspapers Navy Veteran Debbie Carenee of Port Hueneme gets her photo taken with her best friends Jasper and Flavor Flav on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at the Vets With Pets event held at the Ventura County Animal Services in Camarillo.

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Navy Veteran Debbie Carenee of Port Hueneme gets her photo taken with her best friends Jasper and Flavor Flav on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at the Vets With Pets event held at the Ventura County Animal Services in Camarillo.

 

 JOAN PAHOYO/Acorn Newspapers Retired US Army Captain Emmett Nolan of Thousand Oaks chats with fellow Veteran National Commander for US Bill Hutton of Thousand Oaks at the Annual Veterans Day ceremony sponsored by the Conejo Valley Chapter Military Order of the World Wars and The Michael A. DiRaimondo Chapter #750 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at Conejo Creek Park North in Thousand Oaks.

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Retired US Army Captain Emmett Nolan of Thousand Oaks chats with fellow Veteran National Commander for US Bill Hutton of Thousand Oaks at the Annual Veterans Day ceremony sponsored by the Conejo Valley Chapter Military Order of the World Wars and The Michael A. DiRaimondo Chapter #750 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at Conejo Creek Park North in Thousand Oaks.

 

 JOAN PAHOYO/Acorn Newspapers Army Veteran Steve Maline of Thousand Oaks proudly salutes during colors at the Annual Veterans Day ceremony sponsored by the Conejo Valley Chapter Military Order of the World Wars and The Michael A. DiRaimondo Chapter #750 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at Conejo Creek Park North in Thousand Oaks.

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Army Veteran Steve Maline of Thousand Oaks proudly salutes during colors at the Annual Veterans Day ceremony sponsored by the Conejo Valley Chapter Military Order of the World Wars and The Michael A. DiRaimondo Chapter #750 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at Conejo Creek Park North in Thousand Oaks.

 

 JOAN PAHOYO/Acorn Newspapers Colonel Jerry E. Knotts shakes hands with Brig General Dan Pemberton with Lt Colonel Scott Pemberton behind them at the Annual Veterans Day ceremony sponsored by the Conejo Valley Chapter Military Order of the World Wars and The Michael A. DiRaimondo Chapter #750 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at Conejo Creek Park North in Thousand Oaks.

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Colonel Jerry E. Knotts shakes hands with Brig General Dan Pemberton with Lt Colonel Scott Pemberton behind them at the Annual Veterans Day ceremony sponsored by the Conejo Valley Chapter Military Order of the World Wars and The Michael A. DiRaimondo Chapter #750 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at Conejo Creek Park North in Thousand Oaks.

 

 JOAN PAHOYO/Acorn Newspapers The USAF Auxiliary, CAP, California Wing Honor Guard fire the Farewell Salute during the Annual Veterans Day ceremony sponsored by the Conejo Valley Chapter Military Order of the World Wars and The Michael A. DiRaimondo Chapter #750 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at Conejo Creek Park North in Thousand Oaks.

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The USAF Auxiliary, CAP, California Wing Honor Guard fire the Farewell Salute during the Annual Veterans Day ceremony sponsored by the Conejo Valley Chapter Military Order of the World Wars and The Michael A. DiRaimondo Chapter #750 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at Conejo Creek Park North in Thousand Oaks.

 

 JOAN PAHOYO/Acorn Newspapers Westlake High basketball players Bryce Howard, 14, Bobby Hariri, 17, Andrew Riessen, 17, chat with Margo and Douglas Kerby (l) of WLV and Larry Kramer (r) of Thousand Oaks at a celebration for Veterans Day with a free Breakfast and USO show on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at the Goebel Center in Thousand Oaks.

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Westlake High basketball players Bryce Howard, 14, Bobby Hariri, 17, Andrew Riessen, 17, chat with Margo and Douglas Kerby (l) of WLV and Larry Kramer (r) of Thousand Oaks at a celebration for Veterans Day with a free Breakfast and USO show on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at the Goebel Center in Thousand Oaks.

 

 JOAN PAHOYO/Acorn Newspapers Margo King, the choreographer for the “The Goebel Center Tappers”, performs with the group at a celebration for Veterans Day with a free Breakfast and USO show on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at the Goebel Center in Thousand Oaks.

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Margo King, the choreographer for the “The Goebel Center Tappers”, performs with the group at a celebration for Veterans Day with a free Breakfast and USO show on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at the Goebel Center in Thousand Oaks.

 

 JOAN PAHOYO/Acorn Newspapers Veteran George Apodac, an 86-year-old Simi Valley resident, and his wife, Maria Elena, stand outside their home on Thursday, November 12, 2015 as the Habitat for Humanity and the Home Depot partner to help Apodac who can no longer keep up with updates by planting drought tolerant landscaping, installing pavers and touching up paint to his home.

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Veteran George Apodac, an 86-year-old Simi Valley resident, and his wife, Maria Elena, stand outside their home on Thursday, November 12, 2015 as the Habitat for Humanity and the Home Depot partner to help Apodac who can no longer keep up with updates by planting drought tolerant landscaping, installing pavers and touching up paint to his home.

 

 JOAN PAHOYO/Acorn Newspapers Retired Vietnam Medal of Honor winner Lt. Mike Thornton, U.S. Navy Seal, shared his story to RHS Jr. ROTC cadets and students on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at Royal High School in Simi Valley.

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Retired Vietnam Medal of Honor winner Lt. Mike Thornton, U.S. Navy Seal, shared his story to RHS Jr. ROTC cadets and students on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at Royal High School in Simi Valley.

 

 JOAN PAHOYO/Acorn Newspapers Retired Vietnam Medal of Honor winner Lt. Col. Jack Jacobs from New Jersey shares his thanks to be a guest speaker to RHS Jr. ROTC cadets and students on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at Royal High School in Simi Valley.

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Retired Vietnam Medal of Honor winner Lt. Col. Jack Jacobs from New Jersey shares his thanks to be a guest speaker to RHS Jr. ROTC cadets and students on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at Royal High School in Simi Valley.

 

 JOAN PAHOYO/Acorn Newspapers Commander of Air Force Jr. ROTC Corps Jasmin Grewal, 17, of Simi Valley moderated questions to Retired Vietnam Medal of Honor winners Lt. Col. Jack Jacobs and Lt. Mike Thornton who spoke to RHS Jr. ROTC cadets and students on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at Royal High School in Simi Valley.

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Commander of Air Force Jr. ROTC Corps Jasmin Grewal, 17, of Simi Valley moderated questions to Retired Vietnam Medal of Honor winners Lt. Col. Jack Jacobs and Lt. Mike Thornton who spoke to RHS Jr. ROTC cadets and students on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at Royal High School in Simi Valley.

 

 JOAN PAHOYO/Acorn Newspapers Retired Vietnam Medal of Honor winners Lt. Col. Jack Jacobs and Lt. Mike Thornton accompanied by Simi Valley Mayor Bob Huber receive a hero’s welcome from the Jr. ROTC cadets before they speak to approximately 200 students on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at Royal High School in Simi Valley.

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Retired Vietnam Medal of Honor winners Lt. Col. Jack Jacobs and Lt. Mike Thornton accompanied by Simi Valley Mayor Bob Huber receive a hero’s welcome from the Jr. ROTC cadets before they speak to approximately 200 students on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at Royal High School in Simi Valley.

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