First Baptist Church hosting breakfast to honor military

Mayor Rick Rodriguez, second from left, and U.S. Army Civilian Aide to the Army Mario Guerra, second from right, at a Military Career Day event last week.

Mayor Rick Rodriguez, second from left, and U.S. Army Civilian Aide to the Army Mario Guerra, second from right, at a Military Career Day event last week.

DOWNEY – Military veterans and active duty personnel will be honored at a “Salute to the Armed Forces” breakfast Saturday, April 6, at First Baptist Church of Downey.

Guest speakers include state Sen. Bob Archuleta; Mario Guerra, civilian aide to the secretary of the Army; and Paul Reinhard, a former Green Beret.

Mayor Rick Rodriguez will deliver an opening prayer and Edwin Huber, a Scoutmaster with Troop 351, will help present our nation’s colors. Julie Simpson will perform the national anthem and a rendition of “Amazing Grace,” and Kathy Bee will sing “I Am an American.”

There will also be a showcase of military vehicles.

Admission to the event is $5. RSVP by calling (562) 923-1261, ext. 226 or email shirleyf@fbcdowney.org.

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