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June 25, 2013 > Event honoring military recruits

Event honoring military recruits

Submitted By Michael Emerson

An organization has been formed to honor local military recruits. The first event scheduled on Sunday, June 2, 2013 drew 60 recruits from different military services and 133 recruiters, families and guests. Organizer Michael Emerson stated, "As the Founder and Chairman of Saluting Military Recruits it was very rewarding for me that so many attended the event." He also noted that Congressman Eric Swalwell and State Senator Ellen Corbett attended and participated.

"I was pleased that a number of local veterans attended; we had veterans from WWII, one is a Navy Pearl Harbor Survivor, and another is a Marine Corps Iwo Jima Survivor, also there were veterans from the Korean War, Vietnam War, Desert Storm War and the current Iraq/Afghan War."

The event is planned to be held again next year on Sunday, 1 June 2014. For more information, visit: www.smr1.org.

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