Friday, 23 May 2014 09:41
Continuing a 10-year tradition, A.C.E. Club of Mission has organized a Memorial Day service to be held at Leo Pena Placita Park, located on Conway Ave. and 8th Street in downtown Mission. The service will be held Monday, May 26, at 6 p.m., in conjunction with the Mission Historical Museum.
Keynote speaker for the event will be Rolando Perez, a Purple Heart recipient who has served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Perez is currently works for the Mission Police Department as a senior instructor for the Police Academy.
Perez is a 16-year veteran of the U.S. Army. He was injured in Central Baghdad on July 22, 2003 by an IED and RPG attack. After being flown to Germany for treatment, he returned to the battlefield weeks later.