Where Were Santa Ana Officials at Ceremony for Fallen Hero of Iraq War?
You may have missed it in the comments to this post, but someone going by the handle "cook", who apparently attended the plaque unveiling ceremony for fallen hero Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Monsoor at the Walk of Honor Plaza in Santa Ana Thursday morning, poses an interesting question: Where were the Santa Ana residents and, more importantly, city officials?
"I was disappointed that only a Marine vet from the Wilshire area and myself, a Navy from the Willard area, were the only Santa Ana residents to stand for our fallen veterans," cook writes. "The Santa Ana High School Jr ROTC did the colors, so that is 4 more.
"I guess no one told city management about this happening in 'down town orange county' so our own mayor or a few council members could stop in for the 1 hour the ceremony lasted."
Actually, Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido was in Irvine, at the Orange County Great Park Corp. Board of Directors meeting, when it began around 10:15 a.m. A director, Pulido spoke early in the meeting about the Great Park trying to tap into President Obama's stimulus money before cutting out early. Board chairman Larry Agran explained Pulido had to catch a flight to Washington, D.C.
Can't speak for the Santa Ana council members, though.