Temecula presses ahead with second Veterans Memorial at Duck Pond Park

Temecula plans to soon add another pearl to its necklace of sculptures and memorials at the popular Duck Pond Park. The recently approved memorial, dubbed “Fallen Heroes,” would be the second piece at the park with a military theme. The proposed memorial, which will cost about $184,000 to create and install, is intended to honor […]

Pet adoption program benefiting veterans to begin Saturday

JURUPA VALLEY – A pet adoption program intended to benefit military veterans while finding new homes for impounded dogs and cats will begin May 27 at the Western Riverside County Animal Shelter in Jurupa Valley. The Homeless Pets & Combat Vets Adoption Series will feature flat $49 fees for all sheltered animals, with $20 of […]

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post hosts Lake Elsinore Memorial Day ceremony

LAKE ELSINORE – The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1508 and The American Legion Post No. 200 invites the community to join them at 10 a.m. Monday, May 29, for the Lake Elsinore Memorial Day Ceremony to honor local veterans. The free and amazing event will be held at the Elsinore Valley Cemetery, 18170 Collier Avenue in […]

Temecula Memorial Day Observance Held at ‘Letters Home’ Veterans Monument

TEMECULA – Temecula’s annual Memorial Day Observance will be held at the “Letters Home” Veterans Monument Monday, May 29, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Temecula Duck Pond, 28250 Rancho California Road. The public is invited to bring an item to display on the memory table that reminds them of their loved ones as the […]

Semper Fi Fund benefits from Temecula Grape Stompers dance

Semper Fi Fund benefits from Temecula Grape Stompers dance

TEMECULA – The Temecula Grape Stompers, a local square dance club, will hold their second annual Veterans Benefit Dance May 20. It will take place at the Temecula Community Recreation Center, 30875 Rancho Vista Road in Temecula. The theme of the dance is “Salute, Honor, and Support our Veterans,” and the dance will be held […]

Southern California quilters host Quilts of Valor National Sew Day

Southern California quilters host Quilts of Valor National Sew Day

SUN CITY – The annual Sew Day for Quilts of Valor drew 39 quilters and supportive people from around Southern California Saturday, Feb. 11, to Sun City Civic Association. It began in 2003 as a grassroots effort on the East Coast to cover our troops “touched by war” after serving in Iraq and Afghanistan with […]

Disabled vets learning successful business entrepreneurship

Disabled vets learning successful business entrepreneurship

A group of aspiring, mostly disabled, American Veterans have found a common interest in seeking to start their own businesses and a new home at the Murrieta Innovation Center. It began with several disabled veterans meeting for coffee several times a week. Their discussions centered around, as one might expect, their prior military experiences and […]

Warfighter Made works to help veterans transition to civilian life

Warfighter Made works to help veterans transition to civilian life

Their motto, “Adapted to the injury … customized for the soul” resonates as Warfighter Made works with other like-minded nonprofits, businesses and individuals to ensure combat injured veterans get the best experience possible. Warfighter Made gives them a necessary outlet. “Upon leaving the military, it is difficult for veterans to transition back to civilian life, […]

Military and disabled veterans honored at annual Support Our Troops event

Military and disabled veterans honored at annual Support Our Troops event

This year, All From The Heart celebrated their 13th annual Support Our Troops event, bringing together active-duty military families, disabled veterans, community organizers, local businesses and volunteers. The event, which was free to all in attendance and open to the public, was held Sunday, Dec. 4. This year’s event, which was held at Galway Downs […]

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