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Hometown Hero to be Honored on Saturday

Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 9am

Rosie the Riveter Park - Corner of Clark and Conant



Sgt. MacPherson to Be Honored at The Rosie the Riveter Park Annual Wreaths Across America Ceremony



Long Beach, CA. - The annual Wreaths Across America ceremony at Rosie the Riveter Park and Interpretive Center at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, December 15th, will include a tribute to Sergeant Thomas R MacPherson who was recently killed in Afghanistan with the commemoration of a Hometown Hero banner in his honor.


Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske and the Long Beach Rosie the Riveter Foundation are participating in the nationwide Wreaths Across America ceremony by laying wreaths in memory of our fallen heroes and to honor those who serve our. This will be the third year the ceremony has taken place at the park.


Thousands of Christmas wreaths will be placed simultaneously on the graves of the women and men who gave their lives in service of our country at Arlington and nationwide. The wreath laying ceremony is a project of Wreaths Across America.


Pastor Chris Lankford, MacPherson family pastor of the Long Beach Alliance Church, will offer the invocation.


This ceremony is held in coordination with the annual "Wreaths Across America" program that lays wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery and 450 other sites nationwide on December 15th. For more information, call 562-570-6932 or email

Christmas Decorations Available



Stop by the El Dorado Senior Center at 2800 N. Studebaker Road to pick up some free items to complete your holiday decorating and entertaining.


Items donated by Walmart


Free Child Admission to the Aquarium 



Stop by the Parks, Recreation and Marine Administration Building at 2760 N. Studebaker Road and pick up a coupon for a free child admission (with the purchase of a regular adult admission) to the Aquarium of the Pacific.


Coupons available at the front desk. 

Home Front Theater
December's Featured Film: White Christmas

Friday, December 14, 2012
El Dorado Community Senior Center, Bridge Room
2800 N. Studebaker Road