Veteran’s Day | Salute to Veterans at Senior Center

South Pasadena Senior Center honors those who have served in the Armed Services with special celebration

PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | | BIll Hillard, a veteran of the Air Force during Vietnam
Keeping this nation “The Land of the Free and Home of the Brave” was the theme of a special Veterans Day celebration at the South Pasadena Senior Center.
Eight veterans were honored, spanning from those who served in World War II to Vietnam.
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | | Gordon Reynerston and Wendell Hanson, both served in different theatres, European and South Pacific respectively, during World War II
Gordon Reynerston – Army ( France and Germany )
Wendell Hanson – Navy ( South Pacific WWII ) 
George Holmes – US Marine Corp. ( Korean War )
Lee Baliant – Army 
Ron DeLuco – Army ( Vietnam ) 
Bill Hillard – Air Force ( Vietnam )
Bob Lynes – Air Force 
Richard Lee – Navy 
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | | Army Veteran, Lee Ballant, helped with kitchen duty during the celebration
The luncheon last Friday featured a presentation on Veterans Aid & Attendance Benefits featuring Frank Cunninghan. Wartime veterans and their surviving spouses, 65 years and older, may be entitled to a tax-free benefit called Aid and Attendance provided by the Department of Veteran Affairs. The benefit is designed to provide financial aid to help offset the cost of long-term care for those who need assistance with the daily activities of living such as bathing, dressing, eating, toiletry, and transferring.
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | | Seniors and Veterans salute the flag during the National Anthem
In addition, as part of the program, deejay Ben Rushing mixed a variety of songs to honor veterans.
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | | Council Member Bob Joe, during the National Anthem
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | | Seniors and Veterans salute the flag during the National Anthem
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | | Army Veteran ( Vietnam ), Ron Deluco, discusses benefits for veterans