By Lupe Cartagena,

The SATF honor guard participated in the second annual “A Salute to Freedom” event on Flag Day, June 14, on Claud Hebert Field in Dinuba.

The honor guard from the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility led a procession onto the field that included the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter No. 643, along with contingents from the Dinuba fire and police departments.

Flags that were flown over the Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Memorial Day were given to the city of Dinuba and SATF.

SATF Chief Deputy Warden Sandra Pennywell accepted the flag on behalf of SATF and thanked the city and all the men and women in uniform for their bravery and courage. Pennywell said she SATF will display the flag with pride.

Members of the SATF honor guard are:

  • Mark Smith, commander 
  • Kip Curtiss, assistant commander 
  • Ben Isla, assistant commander 
  • Jess Presa 
  • Shimeka Pickett 
  • Mikael Garcha 
  • Sandy Moore 
  • Robert Mobert 
  • Pete Enriquez 
  • Fawn Seaman 
  • Liz Reynoso 
  • Marty Martinez