(Victor Valley)–The American Legion is a patriotic veteran’s organization that was chartered in 1919 and focuses on service to veterans, service members and communities. It is represented by all 5 military branches: Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force & Coast Guard. The Annual La Habra Corn Festival has the honor of American Legion Post 267 participating in the parade this year.
“I will be riding on top of an antique fire engine along with my fellow Legionaires” stated James A. Lozano, the Commander of Post 267. “It is special to me to be in the parade because it is important to remember all veterans and what they have done for this country.”
The Corn Festival is an event in La Habra that is held, annually, on the first Saturday of August. It is hosted by the Lion’s club and this is the 64th year in service. The parade – lead this year by co-Grand Marshals: Pepe Yniguez, Jaime Jarrin & Luis ‘Javy’ Guerra – will be held on Saturday, August 4th at 9:30am. It will start on La Habra Blvd. and Idaho St.
Lozano concluded in saying “As American Legionnaires, our first purpose is to perpetuate the memories of the veterans who gave their lives serving our country [as well as] the survivors, many of whom are disabled. We do what we can to instill patriotism among our country’s people; particularly the young people.”