Mark Boone Junior, Kristen Renton and Rusty Coones
Celebrity Meet & Greet:
Sons of Anarchy cast members Mark Boone Junior “Bobby Elvis”, Kristen Renton “Ima” and Rusty Coones “Quinn” will be on hand Saturday May 21st from Noon-2pm. They would LOVE to meet their fans and sign autographed 8×10’s photos which will be available for a minimum $20 donation. The Cast has generously agreed to give 100% of the donations collected directly to the Patriotic Service Dog Foundation!
Bruno The Police Dog - Shot In The Line Of Duty
Meet Bruno, the retired Anaheim K-9 officer. Besides being a six-year veteran of the Anaheim Police Department and protecting his partner & handler Officer R.J. Young, Bruno has received several awards including the Distinguished Service Medal. Bruno was invited to “throw-out” the celebratory first pitch at an Angel’s baseball game. When the announcer informed the crowd that this was the very same K-9 officer who had tracked the hit-and-run driver that was responsible for the death of Angel’s outfielder Nick Adenhart, the crowd gave Bruno a standing ovation! “I couldn’t be more proud of my boy … He did his job perfectly,” Young said. “Myself and other officers went home that day because of him.”
9/11 Angels Presented By FueledByTheFallen.org
Fueled By The Fallen assists in supporting our Military Members, Public Safety Personnel, and their families to aid in their emotional, physical, and financial recovery needs by displaying and racing Memorial Race cars.
Kevyn Major Howard, “Rafterman” from Stanley Kubrick’s blockbuster film Full Metal Jacket, challenged himself in 2007 to name just one Hero that had died for his freedom. “I was watching the nightly news as they announced that 12 died this day and 7 that day”, Kevyn said. “I woke up one morning and challenged myself to name just one person who has died for my freedom”, he continued. “I couldn’t.”
So Kevyn decided to do something about it. He started the Fueled By The Fallen, a 501(c)3 non-profit. Kevyn enlisted the expertise of Chuck Spiker, a lifelong drag racer and former National Go Kart Champion, to create a memorial that would get the attention of all Americans.
Gavin Stevens Sings The National Anthem
Gavin Robert Stevens was born on Oct. 2, 2008. At 4 months old Gavin was completely blind. He has Leber’s Congenital Amaurosis (LCA), a hereditary retina disease. It is said approximately 3,000 people in the US are affected by LCA. This doesn’t stop this determined and talented young man. Gavin loves to sing! Gavin’s debut performance was at Quakes Stadium in Rancho Cucamonga. He has also joined “Christine” from Phantom of The Opera on the Pantages Theater stage, and if that’s not impressive enough, recently performed the National Anthem in front of a packed stadium for the LA Kings!! There’s NOTHING that will stop this kid! This remarkable youngster also loves to give back. He has his own foundation to raise awareness for LCA. To see what Gavin is up to these days visit Gavin’s Groupies on Facebook or visit http://www.gavinsfoundation.org and come see him perform LIVE on Sunday, May 22nd at The America Ride and Music Festival, during the opening ceremonies.
RASF Wall of Remembrance
Created by United States Marine David Brown and Patriot Richard “JR” Nichols for the 10 Year remembrance of the attacks on 9/11 to show not only the history but to pay tribute to the Americans lost to acts of terrorism and the military fallen that answered the call to arms. The memorial was first displayed on 9/11/2011 and was made of 29 panels that were 6 feet high and 3 feet wide, there was a full color timeline on one side going from 1983 to August 2011 and the names on the other side had those lost on 9/11/2001 and U.S. military fallen from Afghanistan and Iraq.
Since it’s inception we have added 3 new panels and almost 800 names. The memorial now has just over 10,550 fallen, heroes and victims from the Global War on Terrorism. The timeline covers, Beirut, Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Somalia, Bosnia, U.S.S. Cole, 9/11/2001, Afghanistan (OEF, OFS), Iraq (OIF, OND & OIR), Ft. Hood TX., Benghazi, Boston MA., Chattanooga TN. and San Bernardino. The uniqueness of this memorial is that it’s perpetual until the U.S. Government declares the Global War on Terrorism Campaign to be closed.