No-Hassle Event is All On-Line
Foundation Kicks Off 2nd Annual ‘Virtual Gala’ Fundraiser
(Nov. 30, 2017) Getting dressed up to attend another rubber-chicken dinner – even for a good cause – can be a hassle. So, the Miramar National Cemetery Support Foundation has found a better way to raise money: A “Virtual Gala” that allows donors to make contributions on-line. No evening gown or black tie required.
“This is the second annual Virtual Gala,” says Sallay Kim, chair of the fundraiser. “The donations will help the Foundation sponsor new enhancements to Miramar National Cemetery, and maintain those already in place. We hope our donors will be as generous this year as they were in 2016.”
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Ceremony at Miramar National Cemetery
Closes Veterans’ Day Tribute
(Nov. 11, 2017) At the close of Veterans’ Day 2017, the stirring notes of “Taps” sounded across the manicured lawns of Miramar National Cemetery. The setting sun glinted off white marble headstones that mark the graves of thousands of veterans of America’s wars
Veterans, active duty service members, and members of the public are invited to attend a late afternoon commemorative service on Veterans’ Day, Saturday, Nov. 11, at Miramar National Cemetery.
4:15 p.m., to 5 p.m.,
Saturday, 11 Nov 2017
Veterans, Active-Duty Military, Public Invited
The ceremony will be held on the lawn below the Veterans Tribute Tower & Carillon.
Please bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating.
(June 12, 2017) The Miramar National Cemetery Support Foundation is seeking a grant of $25,000 from the County of San Diego. The funds would be used for maintenance of the Avenue of Flags, and for continuation of memorial services and events for veterans at Miramar National Cemetery.
Foundation Chief Financial Officer Richard Sells made the request at a County Board of Supervisors meeting, June 12. His was one of a number of presentations made by various groups seeking funding from the Supervisors.
Sells said $16,000 of the requested $25,000 would finance the purchase of new flags, and also would [Continue Reading]
Memorial Day “is the day set aside to honor the valor of our service members who gave all,” Air Force Brig. Gen. Russell A. Muncy stressed during the Veterans Memorial Service, May 28, at Miramar National Cemetery. It’s the day to remember “those men and women who demonstrated the courage of soul necessary to defend our nation.”
Muncy was introduced by Catherine Fiorelli, President and CEO of the Miramar National Cemetery Support Foundation, which sponsored the sixth annual memorial service.
FREE EVENT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Brig. Gen. Russell A. Muncy, Commander, March Air Reserve Base and the 452nd Air Mobility Wing, will be the featured speaker at the sixth annual Veterans Memorial Service at Miramar National Cemetery at 1 p.m., Sunday, May 28. The Miramar National Cemetery Support Foundation sponsors the service.
As commander of the Air Force Reserve’s largest wing, with more than 4,000 personnel, nine C-17A transport aircraft, and 14 KC-135R tankers, he directs the support of worldwide airlift and air refueling operations.
Muncy also is responsible for the daily operations of March ARB, which supports active duty, National Guard and Reserve commands from the Air Force, Army, Navy and Marines, as well as Department of Homeland Security personnel with the Air Marine Operations Center.
VETERANS, ACTIVE MILITARY AND PUBLIC INVITED
San Diego veterans and their families, active duty military and members of the public are invited to attend a Veterans Memorial Service at Miramar National Cemetery at 1 p.m., Sunday, May 28. About 600 are expected. Miramar National Cemetery Support Foundation sponsors the annual event.