Menifee parade salutes veterans

The Oasis Veterans Club parade makes its way through the streets of the Oasis retirement community in Menifee Wednesday, Nov. 11. Valley News/Diane A. Rhodes photo
The Oasis Veterans Club in Menifee took its Veterans Day celebration to the streets of the 55+ retirement community Wednesday, Nov. 11, to honor those who have served. Recognizing the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, a group of veterans from that war were deemed grand marshals. Bill Becker, Don Chapton, Angelo Rini, Bill Urmin, Ken Wright and civilian prisoner of war Ria Mock rode on a flatbed truck decorated with flags from each branch of service or were chauffeured in one of about a dozen classic cars that drove along the approximately 5-mile long parade route. Several patriotically decorated golf carts were also part of the procession that included bicyclists, the Menifee Police Department, two fire department trucks and a World War II-era jeep provided by the March Field
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