Tag: Memorial Day

The Nation’s Killed in Action Honored This Memorial Day
opinion

The Nation’s Killed in Action Honored This Memorial Day

By Dr. Edward C. Ortell Citrus College Governing Board Member It’s difficult to imagine the impact on a family when they lose a loved one in combat. For those of us who lived in America’s heartland during WWII, sight of two Casualty Assistance Officers (CAOs) in dress uniform coming down a country lane meant only…

Memorial Day and the American Disconnect
opinion

Memorial Day and the American Disconnect

By U. S. Army Chaplain and PhD Nathan Graeser One year ago, I sat in a large field on Camp Bondsteel in what used to be Serbia, but now considered south Kosovo. My infantry brigade had deployed there as part of a NATO alliance. Most days were filled with counselings, services and briefings, but this day…

Arcadia Lights Beacon for Lost Servicemen in the War in Vietnam
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Arcadia Lights Beacon for Lost Servicemen in the War in Vietnam

Memorial Champion and City Clerk Gene Glasco named Congressional Volunteer of the Year by Congresswoman Chu  By Galen Patterson Two days before the nation recognized the fallen servicemen of America’s past, City Clerk Gene Glasco was in the park at the heart of Arcadia; paying yet another tribute to the fourteen Arcadian servicemen who became…

Rotary Club of Arcadia Hosts Third Annual Field of Honor
Community

Rotary Club of Arcadia Hosts Third Annual Field of Honor

By Terry Miller This Memorial Day, the Arcadia Rotary Club and its members invite the community to share this special holiday as the Field of Honor is assembled in the City of Arcadia. Bob Harbicht and Arcadia Rotary spearheaded a unique project at Arcadia County Park which was installed for the first time two years…

Supervisor to Host Memorial Day Celebration May 26 in Arcadia
Community

Supervisor to Host Memorial Day Celebration May 26 in Arcadia

Supervisor Katherine Barger is continuing the tradition started by her predecessor, Michael Antonovich, of hosting a tribute to Veterans and their families. As usual, the event will be held on Saturday, May 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Arcadia County Park. This is an opportunity to listen to veterans sharing their talent as well as…

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Gene Glasco Shines a Beacon on Arcadia Vietnam War Memorial

May 26 ceremony to mark new dusk-to-dawn lighting at Arcadia monument By Gene Glasco and Terry Miller Gene Glasco enlisted in the United States navy in 1967.  He was deployed to South Vietnam’s Mekong Delta in 1969. Gene is a native Californian. Once in Vietnam, Gene was first assigned to Naval Support Activity- Nha Be…

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