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Photos: Veterans Day Program

The city of Watsonville celebrated Veterans Day with a special presentation honoring all of those who have served in the military.

Over a hundred people piled into the Veterans Hall in Watsonville on Sunday morning for Veterans Day to honor the men and women who have served in the United States military

Local city and state officials such Assemblymember Luis Alejo, Watsonville mayor Eduardo Montesino, and chief of police Manny Solano were on hand along with members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars like Cmdr. David Ambriz and American Legion member Cmdr. Doug McKinney.

Also during the ceremony, two Hero-Awards were handed out to Robert W. Fiorilla and Sam Sugidono for their service recognition and courage on the battlefield. A Dedication Award was handed out by Bill Neighbors to Tony Rojas. Those who know Rojas recognize him as the Bugler.

The Watsonville Band was also on hand and played military songs for the special occasion and Diana Bonanno entertained the crowd with her voice as she sang "America the Beautiful" and "God Bless America."

randy November 12, 2012 at 03:10 PM
When I see one of the main organizers of the brown berets with veterans, I cringe. This organizer does not believe, according to the code of conduct of the brown berets, in our military nor in our flag. It just really makes me think this is blasphemy to me (The act or offense of speaking sacrilegiously about God or sacred things; profane talk). More attention should have been paid to Alex that sang the Star Spangle Banner, to the veterans and to the family of the veterans. This should not have been a photo op for this organizer. Randy speaking up
Rebecca Tait November 13, 2012 at 01:40 AM
It was a very nice event. Respect and thanks were given to our Veterans. the music was the best! Well done

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