Saturday, September 26, 2020 • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Memorial Park, Grass Valley
This event is to honor our fallen heroes that could not have military honors earlier this year. While remembering our brothers and sisters we will also give thanks to all the different organizations in our County that have come together to support us all during these historic times. This is all about our community and how we come together and celebrate what it means to be good neighbors.
While remembering our brothers and sisters we will also give thanks to all the different organizations in our County that have come together to support us all during these historic times. This is all about our community and how we come together.
– Frank Gallino American Legion Post 130
Watch the video at https://www.gvlegionpost130.org/livefeed
As reported by The Union:
“Angels Among Us” Remembrance Day ceremony held at Memorial Park to honor and celebrate those lost and working to defend the community from the coronavirus.
Members of the Frank Gallino American Legion Post 130 organized the event and read the names of service members and members of the community that have died since the pandemic caused shutdowns in mid-March, ringing a bell after each name was read.
“We gather today virtually as we are able to honor our fallen brothers and sisters who have passed away during this most difficult time, the pandemic,” Claude Hessel said. “These veterans have not received the honor they deserve for their honorable and faithful service to our country.”
Other speakers during the event included Jay Cooper, Supervisor Ed Scofield, Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Robin Davies, Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation Director Kimberly Parker, Nevada Joint Union High School District’s James Hinman and Chaplains Janet Hessel and Norris Burkes.
Few people were in the audience as invitations to the memorial were limited due to the pandemic and need for social distancing.
Story & photos by Elias Funez