March 28 Letter to My Parents Contest in Los Angeles
May 17 – 30 Memorial Day Activity
March 28 – Los Angeles, CA – The Final Presentation and Reception for the 2015 Letter to My ParentsTM Contest in Los Angeles was held on Thursday, March 28, 2015 at the Silver Lake Medical Center where ten finalists recited their letters dedicated to their parents. For this year’s contest, Leslie Huerta won the first prize where she received a $500 cash scholarship. The second prize winner was Maia Hito and third prize was awarded to Ronald Eleazar. Maia received $300 and Ronald $200 cash scholarships. All prizes were sponsored by the Rotary Club of Historic Filipinotown. Jovanny Lopez and Mabel Aceves received a special recognition by the judges.
May 17 @ Grand Army of Republic Memorial, Aurora, IL
May 30 @ Memorial Park, Pasadena, CA
May 17 @ Go For Broke Memorial, Los Angeles, CA
May 25 @ Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL
May 25 @ Wooster Cemetery, Danbury, CT
May 17 @ National Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, HI
During the month of May, members of Reiyukai America hosted various events and activities nationwide commemorating Memorial Day. Members honored and showed their appreciation for the heroes who strove to protect this country. Each event became a perfect opportunity to raise awareness that each one who lives today must strive hard to create a brighter future that our fore-runners can be proud of.