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Published on May 30, 2011
May 27, 2011 (Alpine) -- The public is invited to attend a Memorial Day dedication ceremony titled "Mission Honored, A Dream Achieved" at the Alpine Veterans Wall of Honor, where a Marine Corps flyover will be held. Food will be served at noon followed by a ceremony starting at 1 p.m. on Monday, May 30th.
The Wall of Honor is supported by the Alpine VFW, Viejas Band of the Kumeyaay Nation, Alpine Kiwanis, Supervisor Dianne Jacob, Alpine Community Center and many others.
On May 30, 2011, at 1:00 pm, the Wall of Honor at the Alpine Community Center will be unveiled, including a tile to acknowledge Medal of Honor recipient, the late Lt. John Finn, whose name is the first to be placed on the Wall of Honor.
"John Finn represents the best in all of us," said Dan Foster, Chairman of the Wall of Honor Committee. "If his name were all alone on this wall, it would be a great place. But Lt. Finn, rest his soul, will be joined by hundreds of others, grandfathers and grandmothers, moms and dads, sons and daughters, who sacrificed in the armed services to keep our country safe. This is truly a dream come true."
At the dedication on May 30, scores of tiles will be unveiled on the Veterans Wall of Honor.
Bob and Debbie Jackson are working hard to verify applications and arrange for production of the tiles that permanently honor our veterans on the wall.
"Families from all over the community are excited to have their loved ones on this wall. In the process, it has been amazing what we've learned together -- about service and heroes and incredible deeds of valor. Just being a part of this is an honor for me and Debbie," said Bob Jackson.