Torrance is one of few cities nationwide sanctioned by the Department of Defense to honor our Armed Forces through an annual Armed Forces Day Parade & Celebration.
Torrance's Armed Forces Day Parade has the distinction of being the nation's longest running military parade sponsored by any city.
Last year's celebration brought approximately 60,000 people to crowd the Parade route, and staff is expecting a similar turnout this year.
The year 2010 marks the 51st year that the City of Torrance has hosted an Armed Forces Day Celebration to honor the nation's military. Torrance's celebration lasts from Friday, May 14, 2010 through Sunday, May 16, 2010.
On Saturday, May 15, 2010, the parade begins at 1:30 p.m. at Crenshaw Boulevard and travels one-mile west on Torrance Boulevard to Madrona Avenue. It ends approximately at 3:30 p.m.
Each year, the City of Torrance identifies one branch of the military - the United States Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, or Coast Guard - as the "honored service" of the Armed Forces Day Celebration. A high-ranking member of the honored service is invited to serve as Grand Marshal.
This year's celebration honors the United States Coast Guard.
Besides the Parade highlight, the community can enjoy other festivities during the 51st Annual City of Torrance Armed Forces Day Parade & Celebration, including military exhibits and a free concert by a band from the honored branch.
Military exhibits on display, including aircrafts, vehicles, support equipment may be viewed at the north end of the Del Amo Fashion Center at the lower parking lot west side of the parking structure on Friday, May 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, May 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and on Sunday, May 16 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The United States Coast Guad Band will perform for free on May 14 at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive.
The Torrance legacy of the Armed Forces Day celebration began under the leadership of Mayor Isen in 1960 and has grown throughout the years to be considered a Southern California tradition. According to Mayor Isen, the parade was to "increase public respect and understanding for military service and promote civic-military relationships."
Ngày thứ bảy 15 tháng năm sắp đến sẽ có một buổi diễn hành cho ngày Quân Lực Hoa Kỳ do Bộ Quốc Phòng tài trợ và thành phố Torrance, CA đứng ra tổ chức, đây là lần thứ 51.
Sau 9 năm nôp đơn và năm nay là năm thứ 3 Toán Cựu Quân Nhân QLVNCH Diễn hành dưói Quốc Kỳ VNCH.
Nhân 35 năm sau cuộc chiến Việt Nam chúng tôi cũng sẽ có triễn lãm vũ khí, Quân trang và Quân Dụng QLVNCH trong 3 ngày 14,15 và 16 tháng 5 . Torrance Armed Forces Day Parade là diễn hành lớn nhất của Quân lực Hoa Kỳ tại miển tây chi phi lên đến hàng trăm ngàn dollars cho 3 ngày. Ngày thứ Sáu 14 tháng 5 sẽ có Ban Quân Nhạc trình diễn tại Armstrong Theater, ngày 15 tháng 5 Diễn hành và trong 3 ngày 14, 15 và 16 tháng 5 đều có triễn lãm của Quân Lực Hoa Kỳ
Vì đây là vinh dự chung cho QLVNCH mong được có đại diện của các Quân Binh chủng QLVNCH như Không quân, Hải Quân và Lục Quân nhất là Cựu Quân Nhân QLVNCH trong toán Quốc Kỳ VNCH là một điều rất cần thiết, riêng về các em hậu duệ thì trang bi dã chiến đi hai bên toán diễn hành
In Appriciation Montgomery Hom, Lt. Luu Anh Dung, Lt.Ho Ngoc Minh Duc, Lt. Vu Hai, Lt. Nguyen Toan , TH2 Vu Thao, Captain Jody Hom
Xướng Danh Quân Lực Việt Nam Cộng Hòa
" The Color Guard of the Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces Veterans Association represents all Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces participating in the Vietnam War. More than 350,000 Republic of Vietnam soldiers sacrificed their lives together with 58,256 U.S. soldiers and over 6000 soldiers of allied forces in the Vietnam War. And thousands soldiers missing in action are still unaccounted for. The Color Guard represents and honors all the soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the cause of freedom . The Group have participated in many of the parades and community services to help their Veterans"
Prologue Joint Services Color Guard Grand Marshal: Rear Adm. Leendert "Len" Hering Sr., U.S. Navy Celebrity Grand Marshal: Shawn Parr, Go Country 105.1 FM Navy Band Southwest, U.S. Navy Mayor Frank Scotto, city of Torrance Councilman Bill Sutherland, city of Torrance Councilman Tom Brewer, city of Torrance Councilman Gene Barnett and City Treasurer Linda Barnett, city of Torrance Councilwoman Susan Rhilinger, city of Torrance Councilman Pat Furey, city of Torrance Councilman Cliff Numark, city of Torrance City Clerk Sue Herbers, city of Torrance Debra Bowen, California secretary of state Ted Lieu, state assemblyman Don Knabe, Los Angeles County supervisor Maj. Gen. John S. Harrell, California State Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Juan Ruiz, U.S. Army Reserve Command Sgt. Maj. Robert A. Moore, U.S Army Col. Mike Malone, U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. David J. Eichhorn, U.S. Air Force Rear Adm. Timothy Sullivan, U.S. Coast Guard West High School Entertainment Unit, Torrance Legion of Valor World War II Veterans, Torrance Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, Torrance Prisoner of War Veterans 100th / 442nd Veterans Association, Los Angeles Madrona Middle School Marching Band, Torrance 82nd Airborne Association Lew Millett Chapter, Huntington Beach Tuskegee Airmen Inc., Altadena First Composite Group - General George Patton Museum, La Quinta State of California Inter-Tribal Veterans Society, Downey Veterans of Foreign War, District 4, Long Beach Combat Infantrymen's Association, Whittier Veterans Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces, Torrance Bert S. Crossland - American Legion, Torrance
Division I Torrance High School Marching Alliance 11th Armored Calvary Regiment Horse Detachment, Fort Irwin M1151 HMMWV Enhanced Armor Carrier, Fort Irwin National Training Center (NTC) Purple Heart Recipients, Fort Irwin U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion Future Soldier Formation (Oath of Enlistment), Los Angeles Richardson Middle School Band, Torrance NTC, 11th ARC Marching Unit, Fort Irwin NTC, 11th ACR M1 A1 Abrams, Fort Irwin NTC, JIEDDO - Buffalo, Fort Irwin NTC, JIEDDO - IED Robots, Fort Irwin NTC, JIEDDO Talon Military Bobots, Fort Irwin NTC, JIEDDO Palbot Lightweight Battlefield Robots, Fort Irwin NTC, JIEDDO RG33 Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected Vehicle, Fort Irwin 40th Infantry Division Band, Los Alamitos 1st Squadron, 18th Cavalry, HMMWV's L-RAS, Los Alamitos California Army National Guard HMMWV's, Torrance 300th Army Band, Bell 311th Sustainment Expeditionary Command RTCH, Los Angeles 311th Sustainment Expeditionary Command LMTV, Los Angeles 311th Sustainment Expeditionary Command M1151 HMMWV, Los Angeles Dance Factory, Torrance U.S. Army Los Angeles Recruiting Battalion G.I. Johnny, Torrance U.S. Army Los Angeles Recruiting Battalion H3 HMMWV, Torrance U.S. Army Los Angeles Recruiting Battalion MEV-5, Torrance U.S. Marine Corps Mounted Color Guard, Barstow U.S. Marine Corps 3 rd Marine Aircraft Wing Band, San Diego U.S. Marine Corps Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected Vehicle, Seal Beach U.S. Marine Corps MTVR & M777 A2 Howitzer, Seal Beach U.S. Marine Corps M1043 HMMWV with M240 G Mounted Machine Gun, Seal Beach Redondo Union High School JROTC, Redondo Beach Carson High School Marine Corps JROTC, Carson
Division II North High School Saxon Regiment Marching Band U.S. Navy Color Guard, Los Angeles 1946 BB62 Duty Jeep, Cmdr. Dave Rupp, Los Angeles Navy Region Southwest Police Vehicle, San Diego Navy Marching Unit, Port Hueneme Naval Base Ventura County Missile Float, Port Hueneme Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Four, Port Hueneme Torrance Torrettes Navy Recruiting Los Angeles Tahoe, Los Angeles Navy Recruiting Los Angeles Durango, Los Angeles Navy Recruiting Los Angeles Black Jeep TJ "Sahara," Los Angeles Narbonne High School NJROTC, Lomita U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps - Ronald Reagan Division, Los Angeles North Torrance Elementary & Middle School Band, Torrance Edwards Air Force Base Honor Guard Col. Anita Latin, Los Angeles Edwards Air Force Base Marching Unit Edwards Air Force Base Ambulance Edwards Air Force Base HMMWV Edwards Air Force Base Military Police Vehicle Western Museum of Flight F-5 A Freedom Fighter, Torrance Police Department San Pedro High School Air Force JROTC Academy for Academic Excellence JROTC, Apple Valley St Catherine's Military Academy, Anaheim U.S. Coast Guard Honor Guard, San Pedro U.S. Coast Guard Sector, Los Angeles/Long Beach U.S. Coast Guard Aids to Navigation, San Pedro U.S. Coast Guard MSST 91103 Boat, San Pedro U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, San Pedro Son's of Union Veterans ofthe Civil War Combined Color Guard, Anaheim Hills 1st North Carolina Cavalry Civil War Re-enactors, Lomita South High School Color Guard and Marching Band, Torrance
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http://www.state.gov/s/cpr/what/c18027.htm U.S. Department of State Protocol Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do you address the President of the United States?
A: An envelope is addressed as:
The President The White House Washington, D.C. 20500
The salutation would be: Dear Mr. President
Q: How do you address the Secretary of State?
A: When addressing an envelope to the Secretary of State, it would be:
The Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton Secretary of State Washington, D.C. 20520
The salutation would be: Dear Madam Secretary
Q: Does a person retain the honorific title "The Honorable" after leaving the position for which they hold it?
A: Yes, a person who has been in a position that entitled them to "The Honorable" continues to retain that honorific title even after he or she leaves that position.
Q: If both the U.S. national anthem and the national anthem of a foreign country were being played at an event (in the United States), which one would be played first?
A: Traditionally, as a courtesy, the foreign anthem is played first.
Q: What is the order of display for the U.S. flag and a flag of a foreign nation?
A: The two flags should be on separate staffs. Both flags should be the same size and flown at the same height. The U.S. flag is flown in the place of honor, which is to the viewer's left.
Q: How is a meeting between a foreign leader and the President of the United States arranged?
A: The President, working with the White House staff, schedules meetings with foreign chiefs of state and heads of government. The country's Ambassador in Washington, D.C. works with the President's National Security Advisor and his staff to set a date. When the date is set, the Office of the Chief of Protocol coordinates with the foreign Ambassador to the United States and the American Embassy overseas to make all of the arrangements from arrival through departure.
The Office of the Chief of Protocol coordinates approximately 350 visits per year by foreign leaders, foreign ministers and other high-ranking foreign dignitaries to Washington, D.C.
Q: Is the United States the only country with a Chief of Protocol?
A: No. There is a counterpart, usually called the Chief of Protocol, in almost every country.
Diplomatic protocol is a very historic profession dating back to the Babylonians who initiated the first recorded exchange of envoys with other kingdoms. The word "protocol" is the combination of two Greek words: "Proto," meaning first, and "colon," meaning glued. The "glued" portion of the word is derived from the Greek diplomatic tradition, or protocol, requiring that any diplomatic dispatch have a content summary glued to the outside of its case so that it could be read first and quickly
Q: What is the Blair House?
A: The Blair House is the building officially known as The President's Guest House. It is located on Pennsylvania Avenue across the street from the White House and its principal use is as a guest house for foreign chiefs of state and heads of government visiting the President.
It is named the Blair House after the Blair Family who owned he residence and lived there from 1835 until 1943. In 1943 it was purchased from the family by President Franklin Roosevelt for use as a guest house for foreign leaders. The Blairs were the nearest neighbor of every President from Andrew Jackson through Franklin Roosevelt. A great deal of American history occurred in the house when the Blairs lived there. The term "kitchen cabinet" was born in the house when Andrew Jackson's friends and advisors would gather in the Blair's kitchen.
For a wonderful website about the Blair House, including an interactive tour, visit www.blairhouse.org.
Q: When a chief of state, head of government or foreign dignitary from another country is in the United States, does the Secret Service provide all security or is the home country's protection used or a combination of each?
A: When a foreign chief of state or head of government visits the United States, the Secret Service provides security for them from entry in the United States through departure. This includes not only Washington, D.C. but anywhere in the United States they may travel.
A foreign minister is provided security by the State Department's Diplomatic Security (DS) Service. DS may also provide security for foreign dignitaries who are not foreign ministers. For example, Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, were provided security by DS during their visit to the United States.
Q: What is the process for accrediting a new Ambassador to the United States?
A: A government must request agrement and await approval for an individual to be accepted as Ambassador to the United States. Agrement often is requested in the form of a diplomatic note from the Embassy in Washington to the Department of State or from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to an American Embassy abroad. After agrement is approved, the local embassy in Washington should be in touch with the Office of Protocol Diplomatic Affairs Division regarding the arrival of the new Ambassador in Washington.
The Embassy should submit the Form DS-2008 (Notification of Termination of Diplomatic, Consular, or Foreign Government Employment) for the previous Ambassador. After the new Ambassador has arrived in Washington with the necessary documents, the Office of Protocol will arrange for him/her to present copies of credentials to the Secretary of State or her designee. The Embassy should submit the Form DS-2003 (Notification of Appointment of Foreign Diplomatic and Career Consular Officer) for the new Ambassador. The final step is for the new Ambassador to present credentials to the President at a White House Credentialing ceremony.
The City of Torrance is one of the few cities in the nation designated by the U.S. Department of Defense to host an Armed Forces Day celebration. The city celebrates with the Torrance Armed Forces Day Parade, the Nation's longest running military parade. The 49th Annual Parade will take place Friday, May 16 through Sunday, May 18, 2008. Exhibit areas will feature displays and equipment from all five branches of the Armed Forces. Army exhibits include an M-1 Abrams tank, Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle, the UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter, an Army Reserve hospital, Improvise Explosive Device defeating robots, the "Americas Army" game and more. Contact:Ken Drylie 760.380.2909
Our nation’s men and women of the military forces have defended our country, insured our freedom, and upheld the beliefs and principles that this great nation was built on. At this time in history, our military is at war against world terrorism. During the month of May, the City of Torrance continues its long-standing tradition and marks the 49th consecutive year it will be hosting an Armed Forces Day Celebration and Parade to honor the sacrifices of our nation’s past and present military! This year, the City will once again honor the men and women of our nation’s military with a three-day celebration beginning on Friday, May 16 continuing through Sunday, May 18 with the Parade highlight on Saturday, May 17. This year’s honored branch is the United States Marine Corps. Mark your calendars and help honor and thank the men and women of our nation’s Armed Forces!
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From: email@example.comTo: firstname.lastname@example.org Hey guys,I would like to thank Hoa and Monte for the very special ARVN's parade with our color and RVN flag display on Armed Forces May 17. Together, our small group has marched sucessfully, thanks to the command of " captain Monte". Also, HAPPY BITRHDAY to Hoa Pham. You got yourself a great gift this year! ( our parade, Enjoy,Anthony Luu
From Monty Hi everyone,
The pictures are wonderful! My wife and son, London had a great time. It was a please see everyone and the meet the comrades once again. I am glad that I was able to do my part. For next year, lets do something bigger and better.
Hats off the Hoa Pham for making this all happen. Many thanks Monty
Montgomery Hom Special Iniatives Director, Film-TV V.E.M.
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