Military salute at closing ceremony of National Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted Online: Oct. 08, 2012, 1:33 pm
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Press release submitted by Maria Mier

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Council 10 will honor the military at a closing ceremony of National Hispanic Heritage Month on Monday, October 15th, 11AM at the LeClaire Park Levee in Davenport. The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, Division 9, will do the honor of the "Seaside Wreath Salute"; tossing seven wreaths into the Mississippi River each for the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Merchant Marines, Navy; and, the MIA-POW.

Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion Posts, military personnel; and, the public are invited. The Mexican-American Veterans Association (MAVA) will present the colors and firing squad. Also on the program will the singing of the National Anthem and welcome by LULAC president, Michael Reyes.

LULAC Youth Council 600 have volunteered to make the seven wreaths for the second year of its presentation,


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