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By Robert P. Brown, Community Resources Manager
Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility

Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility (RJDCF) staff, the local California Correctional Peace Officers Association Chapter, and USE Credit Union recently raised funds to commission a plaque at the Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial.

The plaque honored more than 130 armed services veterans who currently work at RJDCF. These veterans span all five branches of military service and come from a diverse background, but all have the common bond of dedication and service to our country.

In attendance at the event was Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, former Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher, RJDCF staff, and veterans being honored.

Warden Daniel Paramo said, “Freedom is never free, and it is at the cost of our veterans lives, that we pay each day to live in liberty. As, your Warden, I am humbled by your dedication and sacrifice, and thank you to all our veterans.”