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Wreath Laying at MacArthur Park (LA, California) (Read 2428 times)
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Wreath Laying at MacArthur Park (LA, California)
Oct 29th, 2006, 10:08am
As posted by Philip Garcia in

MacArthur Park memorial, Los Angeles, CA
Saturday , 10 am, October 25, 2006

National Anthems of the US and Philippines musical rendition were played by Honor Guard officer Teddy Ortega with his flute.

wreath laying presentation guard

l to r;  Joseph Rocamora, Ret. Col Antonio Ortega and Teddy Ortega as Honor Guard Officer and Philip Garcia
behind holding wreath are Ray Ortega ( his birthday also )and Manny Ortega

Ret. Col. Ortega on wheel chair,
Consul Hellen Barber representing the Republic of the Philippines wearing Barong,
behind  Dr. Jenny L. Batongmalaque- executive Director of the Filipino Veterans foundation wearing white coat,
behind is Chaplain Joel Pesado- Veterans Center Association, two veterans on the left.

Wreath Laying ceremony by Ret. Col. Ortega, Dr. Jenny with Consul Helen Barber

Col. Ortega gave a speech, "I remenber Bataan"

Taps was played by the very Talented Teddy Ortega, with Joseph Rocamora and a veteran doing the flag folding ceremony.

After the ceremony a big delegation of Korean war veterans arrived and were so glad to see us and we had some photo opps again! And the Weekend Balita photographer Dionesio Grava was there too!
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