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Anaheim to Unveil New Military Banners
ANAHEIM, CA - (August 23, 2010) - Nine Anaheim residents currently serving in the military and one fallen soldier will be honored on Tuesday, Aug. 24, at the City’s second Military Banner program ceremony. One of the servicemen to be honored is Army Staff Sergeant Marc Arizmendez, who lost his life while serving his country on July 6 in Afghanistan. Family members representing those honored will be at the ceremony.

WHEN:
Tuesday, Aug. 24, 3 p.m.

WHO:
City of Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle; members of the Anaheim City Council; Police Chief John Welter; family members and friends representing those on the banners; family members from the first installation ceremony on April 13, 2010 have also been invited to attend.

WHERE:
George Washington Park
250 E. Cypress St.
Anaheim, CA 92805

BACKGROUND:
The 10 military members to be honored on Aug. 24 will join the 21 others previously honored, and the banners will be displayed on street light poles throughout Anaheim. For specific street locations please visit www.anaheim.net/militarybanner. The City of Anaheim created the Military Banner program in the fall of 2009 as a way for the City to recognize Anaheim residents currently serving in the military.

For more information on the City of Anaheim’s Military Banner program, and to learn about each member represented, please visit www.anaheim.net/militarybanner.


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