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Thank You: A special thanks to the Elks for an inspirational Memorial Day ceremony

June 14, 2002

We are so thankful for the inspiring Memorial Day service presented by the El Centro Elks Lodge and the Naval Air Facility. What an honor it was for us to be able to applaud veterans as they stood when the song from their branch of our military service was played.

El Centro Mayor Larry Grogan wrote and read a very inspiring poem, and Capt. Larry Crane from the Naval Air Facility spoke eloquently about our present-day patriotism. Songs from our history that expressed gratitude for our country were played throughout the ceremony. A very special ceremony about our flag, called "Old Glory," was wonderful!

We couldn't imagine it could get any better, and then, it did! They raised the beautiful large flag in front of the Elks Lodge to more patriotic music for an outstanding, memorable finale. Thanks for helping us to appreciate the many lives that have been sacrificed to give us such a wonderful country! God has truly blessed America!

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P.S. — We did not see any reporters there from the I.V. Press. Is there a reason you did not cover this? It was really impressive! You missed a great opportunity!

MARTY AND DEBY ELLETT

El Centro

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