Sunday, August 27, 2017

• Vet Expo 2017

The Wildomar Elks Lodge hosted Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez's Vet Expo, this was the 4th annual.

Once the key figures arrived, it started off with a prayer, the presentation of colors by Boy Scout Troop 332, The Pledge of Allegiance, then the National Anthem sung by Wildomar city clerk Debbie Lee. 

From there Wildomar city council member Bridgette Moore introduced Lake Elsinore council member Brian Tisdale, and the Assemblywoman.

As with all of Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez's public appearances, lighthearted moments were a key factor. Also on stage are Brian Tisdale, Bridgette Moore and Debbie Lee.
The Assemblywoman spoke for a few moments, thanking the Elks Lodge, the council members from Wildomar and Lake Elsinore, Debbie Lee for singing the anthem, Helene Fowler for the prayer, Larry Ryan and the boy scouts, Gary Welsh and the Rough Riders, Mike Sheehan of the VFW for their work in making the event happen.

The point of the expo is to help returning veterans, or veterans that have been out of the service for many decades, with a variety of issues. 

There were several long tables of non profit organizations ready to help, with programs geared to helping vets reintegrate into our oft chaotic world of 21st century living.
The Assemblywoman poses with Boy Scout Troop 332. On the far left is Bridgette Moore.
On a personal note:
I find it a blessing to have been introduced to so many local vets living in and around Wildomar. Such an outstanding collection of community minded people. 
Fellow Rotarians Paul Bakeman, Joseph Morabito and Bridgette Moore pose for a pic.

Only after seeing the photo did I realize that I'd lost a golden opportunity to give out two pairs of rabbit ears. Then I remembered that I know how to use Photoshop and solved that problem. ☺
To read the blogs covering the 2015 and 2016 Vet Expos, click the following links. 

Contact info for the Assemblywoman

41391 Kalmia St #220, Murrieta, CA 92562

(951) 894-1232

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Since coming back from overseas, this is more of a foreign country than the places overseas. I don't understand it. It's like America has lost faith in rational thought. 
James Mattis

Wildomar Rap can attest to the good general's observations. One need not look any further than how dysfunctional California has become over the years to understand it.

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