Book of Golden Deeds to salute veterans

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Gibbel Park in Hemet showcases 1776 American flags leading up to a Veterans Day ceremony held there on Nov. 11. Valley News/Courtesy photo
The 55th annual Hemet-San Jacinto Exchange Club Book of Golden Deeds Christmas Dinner will be honoring veterans on Dec. 1 from 5:30-10:30 p.m. at Valley-Wide Sport Center, 901 W. Esplanade Ave. in San Jacinto.Each year, the local chapter administers the National Exchange Club’s longest-running project, which recognizes dedicated volunteers who give endless hours of their time and talents toward making their communities better places to live. Usually, an individual is honored.“This year we decided to do something different,” Exchange Club member Vince Record said. “We decided to recognize the veterans of the valley, including our American Legions in Hemet and San Jacinto, the VFW posts in Hemet and San Jacinto and the veterans from Soboba.”The event will feature a patr
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