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Remembering Our Fallen

Post Date:12/01/2017 4:56 PM

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December 1, 2017


Remembering Our Fallen


The City of Santa Maria and the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce invite the community to the “Remembering Our Fallen” exhibit at the Abel Maldonado Community Youth Center (600 South McClelland Street). The free exhibit will be on display Thursday, December 7th through Tuesday, December 12th from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The exhibit is made up of photographs of Californian men and women who have been killed in a war zone, and serves as a stark reminder and emotional memorial. Local Hometown Heroes photos will be on display, and also offered will be a flag etiquette tutorial, and the history of the Red Poppy. The community is encouraged to write letters of thanks and inspiration for troops as there will be a Million Thanks drop-off. Stationery will be provided.

A Veterans’ memorial and wreath presentation will be held at the Freedom Monument located in the front of the Youth Center on Thursday, December 7th at 10:00 a.m.

Coastal Voices will perform patriotic songs on Saturday, December 9th at 2:00 p.m. Attendees of all ages are welcome. Gold Star family members, veterans and active duty military personnel are especially encouraged to attend the ceremony or visit any time during the week.

 “Remembering Our Fallen” was created by Patriotic Productions to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. Because 9/11 was such a defining moment, this memorial includes our country's Fallen since that tragic day in our nation's history.  The legacy of the exhibit is to ensure that the men and women who lost their lives will never be forgotten and that their names will be forever spoken. For more information about this event, please visit

Questions may be directed to the City of Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Department at (805) 925-0951 extension 2260.


Department:                           Recreation and Parks

Contact Person:                     Dennis Smitherman, Management Analyst I

Telephone Number:                (805) 925-0951 ext. 2263

E-mail Address:             




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