• MONTEREY, Calif. - The United States Air Force Choir from the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center performs before the crowd attending Military Appreciation Day at Del Monte Shopping Center June 4.

    Community Military Appreciation Day

    MONTEREY, Calif. - The United States Air Force Choir from the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center performs before the crowd attending Military Appreciation Day at Del Monte Shopping Center June 4.

  • MONTEREY, Calif. - Monterey Mayor Chuck Della Sala (left) reads a proclamation that recognized the sacrifices by the Armed Forces and family members. Next to him are Col. Danial Pick, Navy Capt. Jim Pettigrew and Coast Guard Lt. John Suckow.

    Community Military Appreciation Day

    MONTEREY, Calif. - Monterey Mayor Chuck Della Sala (left) reads a proclamation that recognized the sacrifices by the Armed Forces and family members. Next to him are Col. Danial Pick, Navy Capt. Jim Pettigrew and Coast Guard Lt. John Suckow.

  • MONTEREY, Calif. - The Swingin’ Blue Stars of the USS Hornet sing for the crowd. The group of ladies specializes in performing songs from the 1940s and 1950s to entertain a variety of veterans’ and seniors’ groups.

    Community Military Appreciation Day

    MONTEREY, Calif. - The Swingin’ Blue Stars of the USS Hornet sing for the crowd. The group of ladies specializes in performing songs from the 1940s and 1950s to entertain a variety of veterans’ and seniors’ groups.

  • MONTEREY, Calif. - Military families and community members line up for cake at the Del Monte Shopping Center on June 4.

    Community Military Appreciation Day

    MONTEREY, Calif. - Military families and community members line up for cake at the Del Monte Shopping Center on June 4.

MONTEREY, Calif. - Service members and their families were treated to Military Appreciation Day at Del Monte Shopping Center June 4. In addition to discounts from mall merchants, attendees were treated to free coffee, donuts, hot dogs and other refreshments.

The Operation Care and Comfort “Yellow Ribbon” team was there offering spectators and shoppers the opportunity to sign a card to deployed service members and show their support for the troops.

Entertainment included the Seaside JROTC Drill and March Team, the Swingin’ Blue Stars of the USS Hornet, and the United States Air Force Choir from the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center.

Additionally, a “meet the astronaut” photo opportunity with Astronaut Dan Bursch from the Naval Postgraduate School completed the entertainment program.

Monterey Mayor Chuck Della Sala feted the military with a proclamation that recognized the sacrifices by the Armed Forces and family members who have done so much to “preserve the liberties that have enriched this nation making it unique in the world community.”

Representing the military were Col. Danial Pick, commandant of DLIFLC; Navy Capt. Jim Pettigrew, Fleet Numerical commanding officer; and Coast Guard Lt. John Suckow, U.S. Coast Guard Station Monterey.

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