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The Veterans Day observance Nov. 11 at Alhambra Park honored and thanked the nation’s veterans. Veterans who attended included a few World War II vets in their 90s and some who were recently deployed to the Middle East.
The Parks and Recreation Department provided a continental breakfast for the attendees.
From 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., the appreciative crowd was serenaded by the three ladies of the “Sunset Singers — The Hollywood Dolls” with songs from the ‘40s and ‘50s. Fire Chief Tom Phelps offered the welcome and introduced American Legion Chaplain Larry Uranga to give the invocation. This was followed by the Alhambra Police Department Honor Guard for Posting the Colors and the singing of the National Anthem by the Sunset Singers.
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Cub Scout Troop 261 and Girl Scout Troop 7121.
Mayor Adele Andrade-Stadler gave her mayor’s address, followed by a welcome from American Legion Post 139 Commander Gilbert Cardoza. Members of Post 139 lowered the flag to half-mast with a bugler playing Taps in honor of the fallen who gave the last full measure of devotion.
The brief ceremony ended with remarks from Chief Phelps and a group photo of the veterans who were present. Everyone was invited to Post 139 at 24 N. Stoneman Ave. for a celebratory luncheon.