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.
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
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.
In addition, as part of the program, deejay Ben Rushing mixed a variety of songs to honor veterans.