Posts tagged “veterans

National Vietnam Veterans Day in Simi Valley

Kids Gloves Boxing in Simi Valley hosted a Vietnam Veterans Day celebration on March 29. The boxing club and Veterans Education and Training Services collaborated on the celebration, which featured live music, food, sparring demonstrations and celebrities such as actor Mickey Jones. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers THEY SERVED THEIR COUNTRY - WWII veteran Manny Medeiros, left, and Korean War veteran Sal Ayala share a laugh during the Vietnam Veterans Day celebration at Kid Gloves Boxing in Simi Valley on March 29.

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THEY SERVED THEIR COUNTRY – WWII veteran Manny Medeiros, left, and Korean War veteran Sal Ayala share a laugh during the Vietnam Veterans Day celebration at Kid Gloves Boxing in Simi Valley on March 29.

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Soldier Surprises His Family



IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers WHERE’S LEO? - Lauren Creger and her brothers Luke, 14 and Quinn, 16, pose for a photo with Santa at The Oaks mall as their father, Navy Commander Leo Creger, hops in for a photobomb during a surprise on Saturday, December 21. Creger was in Bahrain for a planned 10-month deployment, and found out in November that he would be finishing his deployment before Christmas. He told only his wife Beth, who contacted The Oaks and planned the surprise appearance for her children.

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WHERE’S LEO? – Lauren Creger and her brothers Luke, 14 and Quinn, 16, pose for a photo with Santa at The Oaks mall as their father, Navy Commander Leo Creger, hops in for a photobomb during a surprise on Saturday, December 21. Creger was in Bahrain for a planned 10-month deployment, and found out in November that he would be finishing his deployment before Christmas. He told only his wife Beth, who contacted The Oaks and planned the surprise appearance for her children.

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Pearl Harbor Commemoration Ceremony



IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers REMEMBERING THE BATTLES - Local veterans and their families carry candles through the Simi Valley Town Center during a VFW Post 10049 Pearl Harbor Commemoration ceremony and procession from the military museum to the center courtyard, where they stood to hear the playing of taps, on Saturday, December 7.

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REMEMBERING THE BATTLES – Local veterans and their families carry candles through the Simi Valley Town Center during a VFW Post 10049 Pearl Harbor Commemoration ceremony and procession from the military museum to the center courtyard, where they stood to hear the playing of taps, on Saturday, December 7.

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Veterans Day Ceremony at St. Mary Magdalen



IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers PROUD PAPA - Michael Munninger II, a US Navy builder based at Port Hueneme, reads the class assignment his daughter Abigail, 8, proudly brought out to show her dad during a visit after the St. Mary Magdalen School assembly honoring local veterans on Friday, November 8.

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PROUD PAPA – Michael Munninger II, a US Navy builder based at Port Hueneme, reads the class assignment his daughter Abigail, 8, proudly brought out to show her dad during a visit after the St. Mary Magdalen School assembly honoring local veterans on Friday, November 8.

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