Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Early Veterans Day program at OCHS

Today's photos show Coastline Post 3536, Veterans of Foreign Wars of Costa Mesa, placing a plaque at Marine Corps Air Station El Toro on Veteran's Day 1954.

This year, you can start Veterans Day a day early. On Nov. 10th, broadcaster, journalist and historian Jeff Rowe will give an illustrated lecture entitled "Orange County's Armed Forces Through the Years" at the Orange County Historical Society's monthly meeting. The program will begin at 7:30pm, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 2400 N. Canal St., in Orange. Learn about O.C.'s military heroes, bases and museums, and how local civilian attitudes toward our veterans have changed over the decades.

Charles Beal will also be on hand with a display of memorabilia from Orange County's Civil War veterans.
The photo below is a closeup of the plaque shown above. I wonder if this memorial is still standing or if this spot is going to be one of the "Great Park's" condo complexes, housing tracts, industrial buildings, or commercial structures.
On a related note, I ran across this headline in the Register yesterday: "Yorba Linda Honoring WASPs."  No, it's not what you think. It turns out it's a program honoring the Women Air Services Pilots (WASPs) on Thursday at 6:30pm at Brea Olinda High School's stadium.

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