The City of Solana Beach and Solana Beach Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 5431 jointly hosted a Veterans Day 2023 ceremony to celebrate veterans on Nov. 11 at the La Colonia Community Center.
The event featured a “Feathers from Heaven” doves release, Camp Pendleton Young Marines attended as the honor guard, and the Santa Fe Christian School Band and Dance Troupe performed patriotic songs and dance. Also participating in the ceremony were Solana Beach Mayor Lesa Heebner, city dignitaries and Julian Gonzalez, Past Post Commander for VFW Post 5431. Special guest speaker Emilson Reyes/USN Chief Retired addressed the community.
Photos by Jon Clark