LOMA LINDA —  At a time when much of the nation could use a pick-me-up, Bridget Blehm, a civilian aid to the Secretary of the Army has organized a drive-through car rally to pay tribute  the health care workers and Veterans at the VA Loma Linda.

The car rally and parade comes courtesy of the U.S. Army Recruiting Command from Redlands and Riverside County as a way to give back to health care workers and Veterans at the VA Loma Linda.

The car rally and parade begin at 11.m. on Friday, May 15  when members of the recruiting teams, and their family’s will drive through Loma Linda VA parking lot showing their support for health care workers and their families.

The Army Recruiting Personnel recently did a drive-through car rally at the Long Beach, VA, where they were warmly received by staff and Veterans for their support, according to John Bischler, Public Affairs Officer.

Recruiters will be joined by Volunteers for Veterans Foundation (VFVF) who supports the Local VA with an Annual car show in October. They will be bringing out their hot rods and modified cars to drive by the Medical Center in Loma Linda and the  Ambulatory Care Center on Redlands Blvd.

May 15th also marks Peace Officers Memorial Day. Staff, car rally and parade participants are encouraged to wear blue in honor of fallen police officers.

President Trump has proclaimed May 15, 2020, as Peace Officers Memorial Day and May 10 through May 16, 2020, as Police Week.  He has called upon all Americans to observe Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week with appropriate ceremonies and activities.  He has also called on the Governors of the States and Territories and officials of other areas subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, to direct that the flag be flown at half-staff on Peace Officers Memorial Day.  He has also encouraged all Americans to display the flag from their homes and businesses on Friday, May 15.

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