The City of Canyon Lake invites the community to honor veterans at the 11th annual Veterans Day Celebration on Monday, Nov. 11. The celebration kicks off at 10 a.m. with a flyover by the Warbirds West planes, made possible in part by a generous donation by Canyon Lake residents Barbara and David Spraul.
Serving as master of ceremonies will be Veterans Day Committee Chair Vicki Warren.
The Elsinore High School Flying Tigers Jr. ROTC under the direction of Major Charles Ruhl will post the colors. Mayor Jordan Ehrenkranz will lead the Pledge of Allegiance.
One rose for each Canyon Lake veteran who passed away this year will be placed in the urn next to the Veterans Monument along with an extra rose for the unknown veterans. A floral wreath also will be placed at the monument and will remain there for one week.
Chuck Casey, a former nuclear electrician in the Navy and an active volunteer in the community, will be reading the poem “Old Glory.”
As in past years, veterans of all five branches will be encouraged to stand during the singing of their anthems.
Special music will include patriotic songs by the Canyon Lake Choraleers, who will also provide the music during a rifle and saber exhibition performed by the Flying Tigers. Mike Shroyer of Good Time Entertainment will also provide patriotic music. Taps will be played Tress Maksimuk of Dark Isle Bagpiper when representatives deliver the wreath and roses to the Veterans Monument.
The Canyon Lake Quilters will be hosting a free opportunity drawing for a “Quilts of Valor” quilt. The drawing is for Canyon Lake veterans.
Canyon Lake resident Jill Batinich will be giving a presentation on patriotism.
In preparation of Veterans Day, volunteers placed 200 flags around the Veterans Memorial Park last weekend. The flags were donated by the Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce. Residents were invited to purchase a flag in honor of a loved one. Each sponsored flag bears a yellow ribbon with the name of the honored veteran.
On Wednesday, the Veterans Day Committee and community volunteers started placing flags in the yards of every veteran registered with the city.
The flags are donated by residents Warren Kelsey and Jack Wamsley. Warren and Jack were among the men who helped spearhead Canyon Lake to cityhood and served on the first Canyon Lake City Council.
The Canyon Lake Ladies of the Lake group prepare the flags for the volunteers by grouping them and tying a yellow ribbon around each one.
The list of veterans was assembled by residents registering with the city. Registration is reserved for veterans and active duty service members who currently reside in Canyon Lake or are former residents of Canyon Lake but still have a family member who resides in Canyon Lake. The list is updated annually. Those who already registered with the city do not need to register annually.
The registered names are also added to the veterans banner that hangs inside the City Hall building and displayed at the annual Veterans Day Celebration.
The following individuals are registered with the city:
Andrew Adams, Brenda J. Adams, William Kenneth Angel, Leo F. Biller, Dale B. Bootow, Gilford C. Bothwell, David Cervantes Sr., Bob Clow, Ryan Coats, Patrick Colleary, Jeremy Curteman, Dave Deboe, Edward C. Doidge Jr., Delbert F. Downey, Robert B. Ehlers Jr., Clifton D. Elliot, Edward Fair, Robert Fairfield, John W. Flanigan, Dennis H. Franks, Christopher Gentry, Michael Gentry, George J. Gerrard V., Horace C. Goodman, Ralph T. Haller, James Hamblin, Dave Harrigan, Steve Hipsak, Cynthia A. Innocenti, Bob Ireland, Brandon Kraus, Edward N. Lamm, James Lange, Richard L. LePoidevin, Rialan Maudsley, Billy L. Maxwell, Leonard “Mac” McBride, George Henry Middle, William V. Nelson, David Nickel, Howard Nolan, James J. O’Leary, Simon Overturf, James “Mickey” Owens, Leonard Prowse, Ronale Tucker Rhodes, Lawrence R. Ronnow, Ralph Rute, Lawrence Schima, Caley Sender, John F. Simpson, Kenneth D. Stark, Barry Talbot, Dudley Thompson, Ron Trout, James Patrick Walker, Jack Wamsley, Jesse Washington Jr., Ben Wicke, Wilbur Woll and Vlad Worotko
Frank Aguerrebere Jr., Pete Ahigrim, Michael Alcanter, Robert W. Antell, Howard Best, Wayne, Bischoff, Jeremiah Dylan Boshard, Charles Bryant, Willie Bubolt, Bruce Busser, Kenneth M. Cable, Fred “Stan” Campbell, Robert Campbell, Kenneth P. Caldwell, Derrell Carter, Connie Chabrajez, Kenneth Chabrajez, Jon Mark Chaffin, Robert Clark, Scott A. Collins, Juan Cortez, James Cribari, Charles Cullen, Daniel F. Cunha Sr., William J. Currey, Howard L. Dague, Beau Scott Daniel, Richard Del Nostro, John De Young, Lyle Edward Drew, Dennis J. Duarte, Thomas Ebberts, Steve Everts, Louie Farlow, Richard Alan French, Leonard Fulmer, James E. Fults, Louis X. Garcia, Donald W. George, Thomas Grant, Jack L. Gray, Harold J. Gundrum, Harry Harlow, Richard A. Harlow, Howard Hellman, Brian Helmer, Fred Hemborg, Joseph L. Henderson Sr., William Horrigan, Charles C. Hudson, William Alan Johnson, Fred Jungles, Warren H. Kelsey, Duane Kirish, Kristopher W. Koppelman, Dennis A. Korte, Mathew Kosmatka, Melody Kosmatka, Joe Krusee, Ted Lehman, James Lokken, George H. Lunde, Ruben E. Martinez, John McNamara Jr., Leroy J. Madera, James E. Magill, Bruce Meyer, Brent Miller, Earl Moore, Albert Moreno, Ryan D. Mountain, John E. Munson, Don Norris, Steve Oskey, Erica D. Owens, Mark S. Owens Jr., Timothy H. Payne, Richard Pedersen, Larry Pennell, Juventino Perez, Raymond Perry, Richard A. Petersen, Bob Pickard, Terry Poe, Francis O. Pothier, William Rooney, Antonio Ruggeri, James A. Sales, John R. Schwarz, Wesley E. Scrivier, James Raymond Shaffer, William Lewis Shultz, Lou Smith, Wilke W. Smith, John Spiller, Raymond J. Staley, Bernadette Staples, William Paul Shultz, Don Summers, Jerry Swift, Thomas Trudeau, James W. Vanderbilt, Paul R. Vaughan, John Mario Villa, David J. Walsh Jr., Frank Walsh, Harriet Warne, Steven L. Warner, Floyd E. Way, William Claude Webb, Robert Weber, Dale Allen Willingham and Scott Woll
Charles Frey Jr. and Russel Armburst
Glenn Dunaclan and Mike Johnson
Cadet Nurse Corp.
Dorothy Heiliger Mericle
Jeromy Kites, Alexis Larsen, Terrance Michael Loy, Dennis Romano, Daniel David Susca, Sam Theodore and Matthew Williams
Howard Anderson, Wesley Bane, John W. Baur, Randall P. Bonner, Bob Cassiet, Terence Collins, Michael L. Davis, Ronald G. Dickey, Eugene Fines, Richard F. Flewellingl, Peter Gayed, Melvin L Jensen, Paul F. Johnson, Earl L. Keil, Harold Larson, James Leonard, Nicholas Lopez, David Martin, Burdette McClanahan, Dennis M. McCoy, Bob Miller, Richard Pisapia, Josha Rosenthal, Dustin C. Rushin, Charles Glenn Smith, Robert Miller Templeton, David Torkelson, Ryan Ware, Allen L. Wells, Gordon Westby, John S. Williams, and Art Zasio
Joseph Dombay and Tyler Marson
Raymond W. Abernathey, Roger L. Acton, Bill R. Allen, Allen Alt, Lee Arth, Mark Bann, Bert Barbay, Al Barr, Daniel Batinich, Paul J. Bergdahl, Kenneth A. Bishop, Harold Dean Blade, Mark S. Bora, David A. Brabant, Don Branagan, Gregory D Bridges, David Brittian, Laurance C. Brown, Benjamin Cascario, Chuck Casey, Chris Cervantes, Michael S. Cook, Robert Cooper, Le Roy “Bud” Craton, Jacob Curteman, Joshua Curteman, Brian Scott Dawdy, Al DeZonia, Lyle Nelson Drew, Craig Duckworth, Lloyd E. Dishon, David O. Edmonds, Michael Todd Elliot, Carl Farris, John E. Felix, Harry Finch, Charles L. Furry, Steven P. Garza, James M. Gebow, Felix Giles, Joseph Gossett, Quince Royd Hansen, Harry J. Harlow, Michael J. Harris, Paul Hilzer, David J. Humphrey, Anthony P. Iacono, Leslie Ray Jones, Frank Kuhlman, Vince La Rosa, Eric Larsen, Don Lynch, C. Mandernacht Sr., Trever Marson, John G. Martin III, Adam McNaughton, Robert Mericle, Thom Merry, Francis “Frank” Miller, James Morrison, Normand Morrissette, Bertman Nafziger, Robert L. Nusser, Ronald Pereira, Cyril M. Peterson, Dexter Peterson, Tim Pouncy, Clair A. Preston, Ronald Proeschold, Carlos Ramirez, Anthony Richuisa, Norman Ronkainen, Craig E. Rorex, Steve Runyon, Dennis Sitkiewics, Duston Smith, David Spraul, John J. Taylor, Richard P. Taylor, Brent Tibbet, Glen H. Walker, Gavin D. Wallis, Hubert Watson, Don Wedehase, Lee W. West, Don Wicen, Charles Thomas Willey, Gary Witchell and Michelle L. Wynn
Rondall L. Niccum
Royal British Navy
Royal Canadian Air Force
Neil D. Ashworth
Unknown Service Branch
William Cheeseman, Ronnie Curteman, Frank Miller, and Raymond Snyder