Torrance Honors Military with Annual Armed Forces Celebration
/ Published May 22, 2014
LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- In its 55th year, the Torrance Armed Forces Day celebration showcased and honored the U.S. military with exhibits and a parade. The event kicked off May 16 with exhibits at Del Amo Mall. The Space and Missile Systems Center and the Air Force were represented with booths highlighting the center's various programs and its history.
On May 17, Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, SMC commander; a LAAFB marching unit; and the San Pedro High School's JROTC represented the Air Force in the city's annual parade which featured flyovers, marching bands, veteran's groups, tanks and other military vehicles. During the parade, delayed entry recruits were sworn in by Navy Rear Adm. Patrick Lorge, this year's military grand marshal.
The Torrance Armed Forces Day celebration is one of eight Armed Forces Day celebrations sanctioned by DoD. This year's honored service was the U.S. Navy.