May 30, 2011

Memorial Day Ceremony Held in Carmichael

Dozens of spectators gathered for a Memorial Day ceremony at the Earl J. Koobs Nature Area at the La Sierra Community Center, formerly La Sierra High School.
Spectators and war veterans gathered at the La Sierra Vietnam Veterans Memorial for a short ceremony. Koobs, a 91-year-old World War II veteran who prefers to be called Jack, was also in attendance.
When the memorial was dedicated in 1973, it was one of the first Vietnam War memorials in California and one of the first in the country.
“This is one Memorial Day that we decided to do it a little bit different than the past,” Koobs said. “And that was to have people in the audience come out.”
A few audience members did stand up to announce veterans who recently passed away.

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