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    Expanded Photo Coverage

    Sights of 2004 LB Veterans Day Parade


    LB 2004 Vets Parade

    (November 6, 2004) -- With America at war on unprecedented fronts, LB Eighth Annual Veterans Day Parade brought young and old to upper Atlantic Ave. between Harding Ave. and 56th St. in the Top of the Town on Saturday, Nov. 6.

    LBReport.com provides expanded photo coverage below.

    LB 2004 Vets ParadeThe weather was perfect, and parade watchers and participants were exuberant. LB photojournalist Diana Lejins showed up in roller-skates.

    LB 2004 Vets ParadeThis year's parade saluted the U.S. Coast Guard, in which 9th district Councilman Val Lerch served for 23 years.

    For the second year in a row, Councilman Lerch exited his parade car and walked part of the way along Atlantic Ave., greeting the crowd to much applause.

    LB 2004 Vets ParadeU.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral Kevin Eldridge served as Grand Marshal.

    His personal decorations include two Legions of Merit, two Meritorious Service Medals, three Commendation Medals with operational device, the Army Commendation Medal, three Achievement Medal with operational device, and the Commandant's Letter of Commendation Ribbon. He also holds BSE and MSE degrees from in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan.

    LB 2004 Vets ParadeLB community activist Don Darnauer -- Commissioned Warrant (Specialty) Officer, U.S. Coast Guard (retired) -- was Honorary Military Grand Marshal. Parade organizers described Mr. Darnauer on their web site in part as follows:

    Don Darnauer, USCG-Ret., was selected as Honorary Grand Marshal in recognition of his years of community service in Long Beach since his retirement from a 30 year career as a commissioned warrant (specialty) officer, U.S.C.G. He was on the Admiralís staff when the 11th CG District Headquarters was in Long Beach before being relocated to San Francisco in the 1990s. Don and his wife Barbi, were so impressed with the city that they readily decided to remain here after their prior years of residence in Washington, D.C. She worked for the Library of Congress and Don was a Congressional Liaison Officer in U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters.

    Growing up in Colorado, Don enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard in 1950, at the beginning of the Korean conflict. After recruit training in Cape May, N.J., he served at 18 duty stations and rose through the ranks via 12 promotions, to the senior Commissioned Warrant Officer (CWO4-PERS) in the USCG upon retirement in 1980...

    Don received special recognition during his military career with numerous letters of commendation, work incentive awards and the following medals: U.S. Coast Guard Commendation Medal with Gold Star; USCG Achievement Medal; USCG Good Conduct Medal with three bronze stars; National Defense Service Medal with bronze star; and the Coast Guard Expert Rifleman Medal.


    LB 2004 Vets ParadeHere comes LB Mayor Beverly O'Neill.

    LB 2004 Vets ParadeAnd LB Vice Mayor Jackie Kell, with retired Mayor Ernie Kell at the wheel.

    LB 2004 Vets Parade1st district Councilwoman Bonnie Lowenthal.

    LB 2004 Vets ParadeRed, white and blue 8th district Councilwoman Rae Gabelich with son, Guy. Councilwoman Gabelich, elected earlier this year, acknowledges cheers from the crowd. The parade route includes part of her Council district.

    LB 2004 Vets ParadeLikewise in patriotic attire, 6th district Councilwoman Laura Richardson.

    LB 2004 Vets ParadeLB power-couple Councilwoman Tonia Reyes Uranga and LB Community College Trustee Roberto Uranga.

    LB 2004 Vets Parade4th district Councilman Patrick O'Donnell (dark sweater), also newly elected this year, atop a fire truck.

    LB 2004 Vets ParadeLB City Manager Jerry Miller, also atop a fire truck.

    [Photographer's comment: We missed a better shot when our overworked camera jammed, our apologies. A camera with a decent telephoto lens is on LBReport.com's "Strategic Plan" for FY 3000].

    LB 2004 Vets ParadeCongresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald (D., Carson-LB). Re-elected earlier this week, she represents roughly 80% of LB.

    LB 2004 Vets ParadeLBPD Chief Anthony Batts, riding in a hot-rod styled Police Car complete with flame decals and a loud muffler. The driver gunned the engine and spun the wheels, but no one made a citizen's arrest.

    LB 2004 Vets ParadeLBFD Truck from Station 11 makes the turn at 56th St. without any casualties.

    LB 2004 Vets ParadeFriends of LB Animals paraded with War Dogs.

    LB 2004 Vets ParadeDeborah Turner with "Wheelin' Willy." Over her shoulder, Friends of LB Animals' Shirley Vaughan.

    LB 2004 Vets ParadeCheers were loudest for those in uniform.

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