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Veterans Day celebration in Tehachapi

City of Tehachapi

 

November 6, 2021

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Key Budge, Dean Peterson, Kevin Davey and Corey Costelloe.

Season 2, Episode 109

Tehachapi American Legion Post 221 members Kevin Davey and Dean Peterson came into the TehachaPod studios to talk about the Tehachapi veterans Day celebration at Central Park on Nov. 11.

Kevin is a U.S. Army veteran and Dean a U.S. Air Force veteran; both shared the details of this family-oriented celebration on veterans Day. We talked about being a veteran in Tehachapi and what that means and how supportive the community is to them. They also share some personal thoughts and reflect on their time in the military with us.

The veterans Day celebration allows the veterans in our community to share a little about themselves with all of us. They will have an obstacle course set up for the kids – they might also have some veterans giving the kids a little "verbal encouragement" along the way to share a small taste of boot camp.

The celebration will kick off at 11 a.m. at Central Park, at Mojave and E streets, with flag ceremonies, Christina Scrivner will sing the National Anthem, and there will be military displays and vehicles. This year they have added music and food provided by P-Dubs Grille & Bar. The American Legion Hall Post 221 will also be hosting a food drive at the event, they request non-perishable items be donated for distribution by the Salvation Army.

"I count it an honor and a privilege to be able to thank our veterans for their service throughout the years. They regularly put aside their lives to protect all of us. Such a debt can never be repaid, but we will continue to honor them for their service," said Susan Wiggins, Tehachapi city councilmember, when asked about our veteran community in Tehachapi.

 
 

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