American Legion San Dieguito Post 416

Memorial Day. Thank you!

Memorial Day Recap – Honoring Our Fallen Heroes: A Heartfelt Thank You to the Community

Memorial Day. Thank you!

Memorial Day Ceremony Brings Together a Grateful Community

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The American Legion Post 416, would like to express our deepest gratitude to the community for their overwhelming participation in our Memorial Day Ceremony. With over 250 people gathering to honor our fallen veterans, the event truly embodied the spirit of remembrance and unity that this special day represents.

We are incredibly grateful to Filhart Beef of Poway, CA, for their generous donation of burgers and brats, which added a delicious touch to our gathering. Their support and commitment to honoring our heroes are greatly appreciated, and their contribution made a significant impact on the success of the event.

Additionally, we are thrilled to announce that the Memorial Day Ceremony not only brought our community together but also raised money to support the American Legion’s various community programs. These funds will enable us to continue our mission of providing assistance and support to veterans and their families, as well as other essential community initiatives.

The presence of Captain Royce Williams, a Korean War veteran, was a true honor for all in attendance. Captain Williams’ selfless service, bravery, and unwavering dedication to our country inspire us all. His presence reminded us of the sacrifices made by countless veterans, and we are grateful for the opportunity to pay tribute to his remarkable service.

Furthermore, we had the privilege of celebrating the 99th birthday of World War II veteran, Arthur Harris, during the event. This milestone served as a powerful reminder of the enduring spirit and resilience of our veterans. We salute this exceptional individual for his bravery and extend our warmest wishes for many more years of happiness and good health.

The Memorial Day Ceremony was a testament to the unity and gratitude within our community. It reminded us of the importance of honoring the memory of our fallen heroes and expressing our appreciation for those who have served and continue to serve our great nation.

Once again, we would like to extend our sincerest thanks to every individual who attended the event, as well as the generous contributions from Filhart Beef and the participation by Scout Troops 774; 776; 777; 779 and 797. Cub Scout Packs 772 and Retired Marine Master Sergeant Julian Gonzalez for the flag unfurling. Your outpouring of kindness and camaraderie humbles us.

As we move forward, let us remember the sacrifices made by our veterans and continue to support and honor them in every way we can. Together, we can create a community that cherishes the memory of our fallen heroes and provides unwavering support to those who have served.

Thank you, once again, for your time and for joining us in commemorating the heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.