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Anza Civic Improvement League hosts Veterans Day event at the Park, gives away coats


Last updated 11/23/2017 at Noon

Riverside County Sheriff Capt. Leonard Purvis assists Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1873 Cmdr. and retired Marine Henry Sokol to prepare the flag for its journey up the pole at the Anza Civic Improvement League Veterans Day at the Park event Saturday, Nov. 11, at Minor Park in Anza. Diane Sieker photo

The Anza Civic Improvement League sponsored a coat and jacket giveaway and a color guard honoring military veterans Saturday, Nov. 11, in Minor Park in Anza.

The cold-weather clothing giveaway had been months in the planning, the amount of donations made it hard to display them all. Leather jackets, sweaters, hoodies, vintage coats and other winter wear were offered to members of the community free of charge. Jackets and coats were hung neatly on two large clothes racks, and huge boxes of additional inventory were stowed under the display tables. Hats, gloves and long-sleeved shirts were a...

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