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Fallbrook VFW to host Memorial Day ceremony


Last updated 5/17/2016 at Noon

FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook VFW Post 1924 will host a Memorial Day ceremony honoring all veterans on Monday, May 30, at 11 a.m. at the Masonic Cemetery in Fallbrook.

A special presentation will be made by Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Past Department Commander Jerry R. Sayre. Guest speakers will include Voice of Democracy winner Sarah Verschoor, and Commanding Officer 7th Engineer Support Battalion Lieutenant Colonel Eric J. Penrod from Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.

LtCol Penrod's personal decorations include the Bronze Star, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal (3rd Award, with Combat Distinguishing Device), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, and the Combat Action Ribbon.

The ceremony will include presentation of colors, taps, and a flag raising. The Fallbrook Chorale will share patriotic tunes and Fallbrook Garden Club will provide flowers for attendees to place on graves of their choosing.

Other people involved in putting on the Memorial Day Ceremony include the MCAS Miramar Gunfighter Squadron Color Guard, Cory Carrier, Boy Scout Troop 737, North County Fire Department Explorer Scouts, Miss Fallbrook and her court and other volunteers.

For more information about the Fallbrook VFW Post 1924, go to 1175 Old Stage Road, Fallbrook, call (760) 728-8784, or visit


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