Each member of the Honor/Color Guards were pinned with the American flag.
by Ana Baker
On October 26th the Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurses Association hosted a thank-you event at the Poinsettia Pavilion to honor the Marine Corps League – President Ronald Reagan Det#597/VFW Post 10049, Vietnam Veterans of Ventura County, and 1st Memorial Honors Detail who provide details Honor/Color Guards throughout the county.
The Honor Guard and Color Guard perform honorable farewells at military ceremonies and burials for their fellow veterans. They take time away from their jobs and daily lives to perform the veterans’ final farewell, rain or shine. The comfort and pride that these amazing volunteers give is priceless. The ceremony includes folding the flag, presenting the flag, carrying out gun salutes and playing taps. They have performed over 175 events this year alone. This was the first time the Honor Guards and the Color Guards have been publicly recognized for their efforts.
The Ventura County Veteran Services Office and Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association have been honoring veterans and thanking them for their service to our nation for the past four years. In attendance at Friday’s event were, Mike McManus, County of Ventura – Veteran Services Officer and a Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (ret), Nancy Frawley from Assembly woman Jacqui Irwin’s office, friends and family members of veterans. A special thank you to the Poinsettia Pavilion who donated the space for this great event.
Each member of the Honor/Color Guards were pinned with the American flag and presented certificates of recognition from Congresswoman Julia Brownley’s office as well as Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin’s office.
Diana “Dinah” J. Davis the business manager for Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association who organized the event said, “It is time to give back and say thank you to these great men and women who serve our community with the Honor Guard and the Color Guard”.
For more information about the military honor and color guards contact the County of Ventura Veteran Services Office at (805) 477-5155.
For more information about Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association’s “We honor Veterans” program, visit their website at www.lmvna.org.