Women Veterans honored in special ceremonies in San Jacinto

Stephanie Bruce, front, holds a bouquet of flowers and numerous certificates she received in honor of her service in the U.S. Army. Valley News/Courtesy photo
Adding to the more recent Memorial Day events in the San Jacinto Valley was the recent special event to honor veteran women and the women championing veterans in ceremonies at Golden Era Productions in San Jacinto.The special event May 19 was sponsored by Veterans Circle of Friends and the Rotary Club of Hemet. The Master of Ceremonies for the event was Virginia Blumenthal, a strong supporter of veterans and an advocate for women veterans. Co-emcee was the Honorable Col. Mark Johnson (ret) from the United States Army and current Superior Court Judge who presides over the Riverside County Veterans Court which he helped develop.The event recognized the long history of women serving our country. American women have served their country going back to the Revolutionary War where women l
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