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  • Students and Parents Invited to Rep. Roybal-Allard's Oct 22 Service Academy Workshop
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    CONGRESSWOMAN LUCILLE ROYBAL-ALLARD (CA-34) INVITES STUDENTS AND PARENTS TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE U.S. SERVICE ACADEMIES WHAT: U.S. Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard will host a free information workshop for high school students interested in attending a U.S. service academy. Students will learn about the academy requirements, including the application process for receiving a nomination from the congresswoman. The service academies provide a free college education in return for five years of m... Read more

  • Bellflower Veteran Obtains Long Overdue Service Medals for his Late Brother
    Posted in Press Releases on September 1, 2011 | Preview rr
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    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34) proudly presents Mr. James Duessent of Bellflower with long overdue military service awards earned by his late brother, Charles P. Duessent, who served in the Navy as a Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class. He was subsequently killed in action at the age of 21 on February 12, 1970 in Quang Nam, South Vietnam. As his only surviving relative, Mr. James Duessent contacted the congresswoman’s office for assistance in obtaining the medals. The congresswoman wrote an... Read more

  • VFW Post 2830 Reopens at 6611 Eastern Avenue in the City of Bell Gardens
    Posted in Press Releases on June 30, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34) congratulated members of VFW Post 2830 on the reopening of its post at 6611 Eastern Avenue in the City of Bell Gardens after relocating from Maywood to make way for a new school. “I thank all of the service men and women here today for their service to our nation. As the wife of a former Marine Officer and Vietnam Veteran and the step-mother of an Iraq War veteran, I am fully aware that the debt we owe our veterans is immeasurable and can never fully b... Read more

  • Memorial Day Tribute at Cinco Puntos to Our Nation's Fallen
    Posted in Press Releases on May 30, 2011 | Preview rr
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    On Memorial Day, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34) joined more than 250 area veterans, local elected officials and members of the community at the intersection commonly known as Cinco Puntos near the Mexican-American All Wars Memorial to pay tribute to service members who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Organized by the Eugene A. Obregon American Legion Post 804 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4696, the 64th Annual Memorial Day Program at Cinco Puntos followed a 24-... Read more

  • Rep Roybal-Allard Sponsors 11th Annual Service Academy Workshop in Downey
    Posted in Press Releases on November 13, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34) welcomed area students and parents to her 11th Annual Service Academies Workshop held at Downey City Library. At the event, service academy representatives met with area students and parents to discuss the academy’s admission requirements and application process. Following a highly competitive admissions process that includes a nomination from the congresswoman, academy students receive a free college education in return for serving at least five years... Read more

  • Honoring Our Veterans at Cinco Puntos in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles
    Posted in Press Releases on November 11, 2010 | Preview rr
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    On Veterans Day, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34) joined more than 90 area veterans, local elected officials and members of the community at the intersection commonly known as Cinco Puntos near the Mexican-American All Wars Memorial to pay tribute to our men and women in uniform. This year’s ceremony featured Veronica Martinez, an Army veteran of the Iraq War. She enlisted in the U.S. Army in 2003. After returning home to the Los Angeles area from her Military Occupational Specialty S... Read more

  • On Veterans Day in the City of Commerce, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard Joins Community in Paying Tribute to Area Veterans at Observance in Veterans Memorial Park
    Posted in Press Releases on November 11, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    On Veterans Day, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34) thanks area veterans for their honorable service to our country at a ceremony held at Veterans Memorial Park in Commerce. Organized by the city and the American Legion Post 320, this year's ceremony included the unveiling of the “Perpetual Plaque” bearing the names of more than 350 active and retired veterans from the City of Commerce. In addition, the congresswoman was presented with a framed picture from a PBS documentary about the L... Read more

  • Veterans Day in Downey, CA
    Posted in Press Releases on November 11, 2010 | Preview rr
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    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34) thanked our veterans for their service to our country at Downey’s Veterans Day ceremony held outside in front of the Downey Theatre. Pictured in the group photo from left to right: Downey Councilman Roger Brossmer; Councilman David Gafin; U.S. Army Captain Abel Hernandez; Congresswoman Roybal-Allard; and Councilman Mario Guerra. The congresswoman’s remarks are as follows: “Thank you Councilman Guerra for the introduction and to the rest of the Downey C... Read more

  • City of Huntington Park's 5th Annual Veterans Day Ceremony
    Posted in Press Releases on November 10, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    During the City of Huntington Park’s 5th Annual Veterans Day ceremony at Freedom Park, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34) joined local elected officials and area residents in paying tribute to our nation’s veterans. The congresswoman made the following remarks, after which she presented flowers to the family of the late Army Sgt. Andres Contreras of Huntington Park, who was killed in 2006 in the line of duty while serving in Iraq. “Let me begin by thanking Mayor John Noguez and the city... Read more

  • PFC Eugene A. Obregon (MOH) Marine Corps League Detachment #1347 Hosts the Fifth Annual Birthday Celebration of the Founding of the U.S. Marine Corps 235 Years Ago
    Posted in Press Releases on November 10, 2010 | Preview rr
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    On the Eve of Veterans Day, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34) thanked the Marines and their families gathered at the American Legion Eugene Obregon Post #804 on E. Cesar Chavez Avenue for their service and sacrifices on behalf of our country. More than 60 people attended the Post’s 5th Annual Birthday Celebration held to mark the founding of the U.S. Marine Corps 235 years ago on the 10 of November 1775. Following the raising of the Marine Corps and American flags outside the Post, the... Read more