Veterans - Temecula Valley


    Congratulations to Sgt. Major Pulley and his fellow Veterans for their selection as this year's  honorees.  Additionally, WELL DONE to our 6th Grade Literature Contest winners!  The essays presented brought back memories to some and a glimpse of military life to others without prior military service.

Welcome – Michael McCracken

Pledge of Allegiance – Michael McCracken

National Anthem:  Rikayah Crawford – USA National Miss 2012 

Invocation – Perry Peters  

Introductions – Michael McCracken Acknowledge Dignitaries/VIP’s, Mayors’, & USO art presentations


Why We Honor Veterans Literature Winners:


Logan B.

Louise K.

Amy W.

Mackenzie V.

Charloette H.


Outstanding Community Service Honoree Award Presentations:

1stLt Bonnie Martland - Army

Sgt. Major Frank Pulley - Marines

Master Sergeant Kenneth Lepore - Army

Master Sergeant Marvin Crawford - Marines

Hospital Corpsman Second Class David Krinkle - Navy


Key Note Speaker – Sergeant Major Frank Pulley, USMC (Ret.)


California State Senator Joel Anderson, 36th District Office Certificates of Recognition:

Captain John Martland - Army

1stLt. Bonnie Martland - Army

Sergeant Major Frank Pulley - USMC (Ret.)

Master Sergeant Marvin Crawford - USMC (Ret.)

Master Sergeant Samuel Reed - USMC

First Sergeant Kenneth Lepore -  Army

First Sergeant Dwight Fitzgerald -  USMC (Ret.)

Master Sergeant Jessica Fields - USMC (Ret)

Master Sergeant George Maurer -Air Force (Ret.)

Chief Hospital Corpsman Carlos Lopez - Navy

Petty Officer First Class Rudy Perez III - Navy

Petty Officer Second Class David Kringle - Navy

Petty Officer Second Class Walter Laines -Navy

Event Coordinators:

Mrs. Sales McCracken, Perry Peters, President, Friends of Ronald Reagan SP, and Jimmy Moore Lt. Col. U.S. Army (Ret.) 

Closing Remarks:  Michael McCracken



Special thanks and appreciation!

A special thanks to the following organizations and people for their contributions and support for this event:


Temecula Valley Unified School District


Mrs. Kathy Parks – Michael Chain, “Spirit of the Free”  


Award Source, Inc.

1824-A Oceanside Blvd.

Oceanside, CA 92054

(760) 966-1477


Miss Rikayah Crawford, USA National Miss 2012 – Spokeswoman PTSD and related trauma


Ms. Lynette Pfeiffer-Brauer


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Below, you will find a few  photos from our seventh annual program.  Our Literature contest winners, Veterans being on the program, and a few people in attendance.  Additionally, a few photos outside our program, but directly related.  Enjoy!