Saturday, September 19, 2009

Holy Grill Feeds Veterans at Tribute Picnic

The Woman’s Club of Cypress honored local area veterans with a picnic and tribute at Veterans Park in Cypress on Saturday, September 19, 2009. The Cypress Church Knights of the Holy Grill prepared and served a BBQ lunch. The Patriot’s Ministry and U. S. Food Service were co-sponsors of the event.

The afternoon celebration began with a stirring rendition of the National Anthem by Rachel Langan of the Patriots Ministry. Mariellen Yarc, President of the Woman’s Club of Cypress, welcomed the veterans and introduced the Cypress city officials in attendance.

Mayor Doug Bailey reminded the crowd about the sacrifices made by our military to keep our nation strong and free. Council Member LeRoy Mills, a graduate of West Point, read the Military Code of Conduct. Also in attendance were Cypress City Council member Todd Seymore and Mayor Pro-Tem Dr. Prakash Narain.

Chaplain Rob Crossan, a Navy Captain attached to the Marines at Camp Pendleton, gave praise to God for our many blessings and offered a prayer for our Military and Veterans. The Cypress Church Knights of the Holy Grill served a fantastic BBQ meal.

The Cypress Church Knights of the Holy Grill is an organization of Christian men and women dedicated to serving the local community. Information about the Knights is available at (714) 952-3001 or online at information on the Patriots Ministry email:

The Veterans Tribute event was attended by many local community residents including members of the Cypress College Chargers. The Chargers played an exhibition game of wheelchair basketball. Additional assistance with the picnic came from Tim Keenan, Chairman of the Cypress Chamber of Commerce, and Rex Jennings, the chief of voluntary services from Long Beach Veterans Hospital.

The picnic’s primary sponsor was the Woman’s Club of Cypress. They are affiliated with the General Federation of Women’s Clubs. GFWC is the largest and oldest international service organization of volunteer women in the world. It is comprised of fifty-two State Federations including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Their motto is: Strength united is stronger. The club is comprised of women of all ages united in community service and support. Information about the Woman’s Club of Cypress is available from President Mariellen Yarc at (714) 827-2054.

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Cypress Church - 6143 Ball Rd. - Cypress, CA 90630 - Phone: (714) 952-3001

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