Vietnam Veterans to be Honored at Flag Day Celebration

| June 8, 2023 | 0 Comments

Old Town San Diego’s historic Mormon Battalion site will pay tribute to four distinguished Vietnam veterans by inducting them as honorary members of the renowned Mormon Battalion. The event, scheduled for Saturday, June 10, 2023, as part of the Mormon Battalion’s Flag Day Celebration, aims to recognize the faith, service, and sacrifices made by these veterans in the defense of liberty. The induction ceremony will take place on the back lawn of the Mormon Battalion Historic Site, located at 2510 Juan Street in Old Town San Diego, California. The event will commence at 5 p.m. and will be accompanied by the Marine Band San Diego. Members of the public are warmly invited to attend this free celebration, where cake and ice cream will be served.

The event will commence at 5 p.m. and will be accompanied by the Marine Band San Diego.

The Mormon Battalion Historic Site, representing San Diego’s first United States military unit garrisoned in the city, will bestow the honorary membership upon four esteemed Vietnam veterans. This year’s honorees are SFC Mariano Amezcua, Jr., US Army, Retired; MCPO Engracio “Art” Aragon, USN, retired; SPC4 Lloyd Trimble, US Army; and Sergeant Major Anthony Marengo, USMC, retired. Each of these individuals will be recognized for their unwavering dedication and commitment to their country.

In an effort to honor the enduring faith, service, and sacrifice demonstrated by those who have defended liberty, the Mormon Battalion Historic Site has chosen to recognize selected Vietnam veterans. This special tribute coincides with the 50th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War and seeks to ensure that these veterans are never forgotten.

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