Community invited to Temecula’s Annual Patriotic Salute to Veterans, Nov. 11

From City of Temecula:

TEMECULA, CA ─ The City of Temecula proudly presents our Annual Patriotic Salute to Veterans on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 6:00 pm at the Temecula Civic Center (41000 Main Street).

The community is invited to join us at this free concert as we honor veterans on this commemorative day. A free picnic dinner will be served from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm in Town Square Park to the first 500 patrons in line.


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“Our Veterans’ service and sacrifice are the reasons we hold the freedoms and liberties we cherish on a daily basis. This is just one of the ‘Temecula Ways’ we express our admiration, respect, and gratitude for our country’s most faithful heroes,” states Mayor Matt Rahn.

Join us as we honor and thank our veterans for their selfless service. Bring your entire family, your friends, lawn chairs, and warm blankets to enjoy a wonderful evening under the stars at this free Veterans Day event. The event will feature remarks by City dignitaries, the presentation of military banners to recognize active military personnel from the City’s Military Banner Program, and a performance by the Temecula Valley Symphony.

The Veterans Day Celebration highlight is the 90-minute professional concert under the stars, A Patriotic Salute to Veterans, presented by the Temecula Valley Symphony & Chorus featuring Musical Director and Conductor John Mario.

For more information, please contact the Community Services Department at (951) 694-6480, or visit us online at


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Trevor Montgomery, 47, recently moved to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News, The Valley Chronicle, and Anza Valley Outlook; as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County and Mountain Echo in Shasta County.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 28 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 14 – but soon to be 16 – grandchildren.

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