Lest We Forget
(Published in the May 2010 issue)
With so many holidays on the calendar, some are bound to go unnoticed. (Did you even know it was National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day on April 2?) But on Memorial Day, if not every day, it’s our duty to remember our fallen comrades and the brave men and women who continue to devote their lives to keeping our country safe.
San Diego is home to the second largest naval base in the Pacific after Pearl Harbor, and Camp Pendleton is one of only two training grounds for the Marines. With these and many other
prominent installations spread across the county, our nation’s military makes a major impact on life in America’s Finest City-wherever you may look.
Events in support and memory of our troops
The Bay Bridge Run/Walk 2010
Cross the Coronado Bridge on foot in support of Quality of Life Programs for Navy personnel. Entry in the four-mile walk/run, which starts at San Diego Hilton Bayfront, costs $44 and includes a free ticket to the May 30 Padres game. Sunday, May 16, 8 a.m., 760.298.0588, mwrtoday.com
American Freedom Festival, Embarcadero
Country music star Ronnie Milsap performs live in concert. Afterparty on the flight deck of the USS Midway. Saturday, May 29, 6:30 p.m., 619.398.8241, midway.org.
s, Pt. Loma
Memorial Day Celebration with guest speaker, Brigadier General Ronald L. Bailey. May 31, 10 a.m., 619.553.2084, fortrosecransmemorialday.org.Mt. SoledadVeteran
s Memorial, La Jolla
Memorial Day Celebration with guest speaker, Hon. Col. Robert L. Howard, who served five tours in Vietnam and is the only soldier in U.S. history to be nominated for the Medal of Honor three times. May 31, 2:00 p.m., 858.459.2314