This event is the largest Memorial Day weekend commemoration on the West Coast. The organizer for this spectacular event is Pastor Mike Dillman. You may have heard of Pastor Dillman. It is his goal to make Manteca the "Most Patriotic City in America" and if anyone can make this happens it is certainly him. It is estimated that over 10,000 people attended the three day event.
El Toyon Chapter NSDAR decided to join in the festivities and share with the community our projects that benefit our servicemen and women as well as the veterans in our community. For example, we send "goody boxes" to soldiers who are hospitalized at Landstuhl Medical Center in Germany. The boxes are full of comfort items like candy, magazines, toiletries, phone cards, etc. There is a group of ladies in our chapter that make lap quilts for veterans at the Palo Alto VA Hospital. We participate in the "Wreaths Across America" program - the goal is to have a Christmas wreath decorating every grave in every National Cemetery in the United States.