Veterans Appreciation Lunch Recognizes Heroes

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Veterans and members of the community gather at the 13th Annual Field of Honor Veterans Luncheon hosted by the Rotary Club of Murrieta, Nov. 8. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo
MURRIETA – Murrieta’s Rotary Club hosted its annual Veterans Appreciation Luncheon at the 13th annual Murrieta Field of Honor Monday, Nov. 8, while recognizing a World War II veteran, a Vietnam War veteran, a three-generation military family and an organization dedicated to serving veterans, both active and retired. Some 200 military veterans, their friends and families dined among the 2,021 flags at the Field of Honor in Town Square Park. With a 2021 theme of “Who’s Your Hero,” the Murrieta service club has sought hero nominations from friends and family for special recognition. This year’s honorees included: World War II veteran Alfred Henry Roth Jr. joined the U.S. Navy out of high school in 1944 and was assigned to the USS Pawnee as part of an large auxiliary tugboat
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