Village Life would like to say thank you to all veterans … for their service, sacrifice and selflessness.
We can’t fully express in words how appreciative we are. Around the community, several events have honored veterans past and present, including a special event at the Senior Center and an assembly at Lake Forest Elementary.
Want to do more? Attend this Saturday’s Blues & Brews, a concert hosted by the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills with all proceeds going toward the Veterans Memorial Park planned at Promontory Park in El Dorado Hills. The event, featuring The Used Blues and Leah Tysse, begins at 7 p.m. at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District gym, 1021 Harvard Way.
Tickets are $25 each (two for $25 special for veterans) and can be purchased at the door or online at edhblues.com.
The El Dorado Hills Fire Department Color Guard kicks off a veterans tribute at the Moni Gilmore Senior Center in El Dorado HIlls Friday. Color guard members, left to right, are Russ Hasemeier, Mark Ali, John Johnston and Matt Beckett. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins
WWll veteran Ed Salata, 87, speaks about his part in the 1944 Omaha Beach invasion. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins
LCDR Ted Robnson, right, signs a book for El Dorado County District 1 Supervisor Ron MIkulaco, also a veteran, during the senior center event. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins
Lake Forest second-graders sing patriotic songs during the Civil Air Patrol’s presentation of colors at an assembly Friday. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick.
Local veterans spanning World War II, Korea and Vietnam —Tim Micone, Frank Contestable, Carol D. Vickrey, Frank Clark and Silvo Eaiola, left to right, wait for the special Lake Forest assembly to begin. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick