2016 Patriots of the Past, Present and Future

April 21, 2016

On Friday, April 1, I joined with over 350 members of our community at March Field Air Museum in Riverside to honor our men and women in uniform for their service to our country. Onstage, we recognized finalists from around the 23rd Senate District, honoring Yucaipa resident and Afghanistan War veteran U.S. Marine Corporal Justin Crabbe as “Patriot of the Year” and reflecting on the memory of the late U.S. Marine Sergeant Joshua Ashley of Rancho Cucamonga, whose mother Tammie was able to adopt the dog who served with him in Afghanistan.

The evening also included a presentation of colors by the Hemet High School Air Force Junior ROTC, a medley of military songs sung by the California Baptist University Men’s Chorale, and performances of 40s-era music by the Swing Dames.

You can read more about the event here.