Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, November 12, 2022

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Mountain View News Saturday, November 12, 2022 2 VETERANS - THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE Mountain View News Saturday, November 12, 2022 2 VETERANS - THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE 
On Veterans Day, the Kiwanis Club, this year in conjunction with the Sierra Madre Rotary Club created a walking through history 
tour of Sierra Madre Veterans in Memorial Park. The exhibit allowed visitors to learn about the accomplishment of several local 
veterans, past and present, including WWI Veteran Ludivicous Van Iersel for whom the SM Post Office is named for; WWII Veteran 
Gordon Caldwell who was aboard the USS Saratoga that was torpedoed a few weeks after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Sierra 
Madre Resident and USAF Gunner Ken Anhalt's exhibit told the story of his meeting a Tuskegee Airmen, whose pilots protected 
the Anhalt's plane during WWII. The story of Marine Esther Garcia, a Korean War Vet was also on display. 

Left: Community Unity - Rotarian Geoff Woods and Kiwanian Barry Ziff, work together planting flags along the pathway for visitors to the Exhibit.
Below is Navy Veteran Helen Barela pointing to her photo on Memorial Wall. On the right she is standing with fellow Navy Vet Fred Thomas who 
was also honored by Rotary earlier in the week. 

Below left to right: Rotary President Julie Brady, and Rotarians 
Marilyn Diaz, Chris Alle (kneeling) Geoff Wood and Tom 


Bottom photo: Kiwanians Susan Henderson, President Judy HOSTS VETERANS AT SMMS 
Webb-Martin, Sue Wheeler and Barry Ziff 

On Thursday, November 10th, the Rotary Club of Sierra 
Madre held a breakfast to honor sixteen local Veterans 
and provide an informative program to the 7th & 8th 
graders of Sierra Madre Middle School. Veterans were 
presented a corsage/boutonniere at the door, a delicious 
breakfast casserole, pumpkin roll, fruit and coffee by 
the Rotary Club, and then welcomed by an arousing applause 
of gratitude from the middle school students. 

Principal Garrett Newsom and President of Rotary Julie Brady began the program by welcoming 
the Veterans and students for this event. The middle school band performed the National Anthem. 
Stephen Ford, a history teacher for 30 years from San Marino High School, provided an overview 
of both the Vietnam War and Desert Storm. Vietnam Purple Heart Veteran, Pete Serrano (Army) 
described his experience serving in the Vietnam War. Brent Bartlett (Marines) discussed his experiences 
serving in Desert Storm. An opportunity for questions and answers proved invaluable to the 

Below at the Veterans Day Walking Tour are members of Boy Scout Troop #110 who served as docents 
for a portion of the day. 

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