Adopted Unit 2/4 Marines Welcomed Home
City of San Clemente Magazine
San Clemente Kiwanis volunteers cook a taste barbecue for the Marines.
San Clemente Adopted Unit 2/4 Marines received a warm welcome home on June 14, 2007. They returned home from their most recent deployment in Iraq.
President/Founder Cynthia Martinez and Colonel Lawrence Nicholson at the 2/4 Marines Welcome Home Event.
The event organized by Words of Comfort, Hope & Promise, a non profit organization run by Cynthia Martinez, included a welcome home barbecue held at Camp Pendleton’s beach to celebrate them and their family members. Many local organizations volunteered to sponsor the surf-themed event “Surf City Here We Come” to make it a huge success, including the City of San Clemente, The Heritage of San Clemente Foundation, San Clemente Kiwanis, Corner Stone Church, Church On The Rock, Living Hope Christian Fellowship, Heritage Christian Fellowship, and many other generous groups and individuals. The homecoming, celebrated on Flag Day, included a flag ceremony with the troops and community holding up a 95 foot flag singing “God Bless America” along with 3 cobra helicopters demonstrating their support by conducting a fly over.
The community and troops hold up a 95 foot flag and sang “God Bless America”.
The troops, their wives and their children enjoyed live entertainment by The Surfari’s, patriotic singers, clowns and talking birds, and food of all types served by all the non-profits and churches that participated. And, in addition to exciting door prizes, all of the troops and their family members received gifts. For more information about the military out reach group, Words of Comfort, Hope & Promise call (949) 637-7615, or visit the About page.