By Lt. Roland Ramon, AA/PIO
Correctional Training Facility
Incarcerated Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1065, Soledad, in Correctional Training Facility (CTF) hosted its third annual Memorial Day event as they “Honor the Dead by Helping the Living.”
The guest of honor for the event was the Honorable Associate Justice Eileen C. Moore, California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division Three.
Justice Moore is a Life Member of the Vietnam Veterans of America, having served as a combat trauma nurse in Vietnam.
She briefed the guests and members of Veterans Chapter 1065 issues before the California courts regarding veteran’s issues.
The chapter presented donations totaling $1,000 to the California State Fort Ord Veterans Cemetery Foundation, the Monterey County Food Bank, the Monterey County Veterans Transitional Housing Center and the Monterey County Stand Down for 2014 program.
Justice Moore was presented a Certificate of Appreciation for her advocacy on behalf of incarcerated veterans, including all the men and women veterans who honorably served their nation.
CTF Warden Marion Spearman provided the final thoughts, honoring all those who sacrificed in service to our country and to the Incarcerated Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1065 for their service to our nation and their contributions to programs in the Tri-County area.