October is San Jacinto Heritage Month

Heritage banners for San Jacinto Unified School District are on display along San Jacinto Avenue in San Jacinto. Valley News/Courtesy photo
SAN JACINTO – October is San Jacinto Heritage Month, as declared by San Jacinto Unified School District’s board of trustees at their regular September meeting and by proclamation by the city of San Jacinto at the city council’s meeting, Oct. 6. “It’s been a few years since we first started a collaborative effort with the city of San Jacinto and Soboba to share with our student families the rich history of their local community,” John I. Norman, president of SJUSD’s board of trustees, said. “So many of our schools are named after historic persons from the valley, and we want to ensure our students know why.” The COVID-19 pandemic has prevented many regular events and traditional gatherings in the San Jacinto community; however, the light pole banners to commemorate O
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