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|Cupertino Veterans Memorial
|Veterans Day 2018
Sunday, November 11, 2018
We Celebrated the 12th Anniversary of
the Cupertino Veterans Memorial
Honoring All Veterans, Active Duty
Military, and First Responders
Special Tribute Honoring
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans
|Guest Speaker: Captain Mathew Illowsky, US Air Force
CPT Illowsky grew up in Cupertino.
He is a graduate of the US Air Force Test Pilot School
and has piloted 30 different aircraft with over 3,000 hours of
combat time, including Iraq and Afghanistan.
Captain Illowsky has been awarded the
Air Force Commendation Medal
plus 21 Aerial Achievement Medals.
|Guest Speaker: Retired Admiral Eric T. Olson, USN
Admiral Olsen was the first Navy SEAL to be appointed to a Three
Star and Four Star rank, as well as the first naval officer to be
USSOCOM’s combatant commander.
|This is the memorial stone dedicated to U.S. military veterans of the
wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
"Warriors are not always the fastest or the strongest people.
Speed and Strength can be developed through training.
Warriors are those that choose to stand between their enemy and
all that they love and hold sacred."