The First Memorial Honors Detail is followed by Pipe Major Bill Boetticher during the Salute Our Veterans celebration. Photo by Michael Gordon
The Salute Our Veterans celebration was held at Cypress Place Senior Living in Ventura on June 27. The ceremony not only honored veterans living at Cypress Place, but also all veterans in attendance, along with widows, widowers and parents of veterans.
The occasion also featured a free BBQ lunch, guest speakers and a Veteran’s Memorabilia Display and a retired bullet-riddled Bell UH-1 “Huey” medevac Army helicopter used in the Vietnam War, and “Touching History,” a private war memorabilia collection by Tom Weaver.
“The Salute Our Veterans event is one of our community’s most cherished traditions,” said Steve Spira, Cypress Place executive director. “The freedoms and opportunities we enjoy as citizens wouldn’t be possible without the bravery of the men and women who have served our country. It’s been an honor to share this small token of our appreciation for the past 10 years and counting.”
Cypress Place Senior Living 1200/1220 Cypress Point Lane