On Veteran’s Day, Tuesday, November 11th, the Temecula Valley Elk members and officers were honored to have a celebration of the heroes of our Nation. They invited our Elk Veterans, Veterans of the community, family, friends and neighbors to join in this celebration. Vince’s Spaghetti of Temecula generously provided the meal for the Veterans! They had a distinguished guest speaker, Mr. George Kinnison, speak about his tremendous life history. He was a World War II Submarine Veteran; a Korean War Air Force pilot Veteran and spent over 20 years as a civilian test pilot. His fascinating talk about his exciting and colorful life was a walk in history. The Lodge had more than 80 people in attendance, including members of the Temecula American Legion Post 852.
The Elks’ slogan for the Veterans is “So long as there are veterans, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will never forget them.”
Left to Right – Gary Kinnison (George’s son); George Kinnison (speaker and Veteran); Bob Walker (President of the Temecula Valley Elks); Laurel Frey (Chairman of Family Night Entertainment); Len Heiselt (Ret. SubVet Base Commander)