Veterans Corner: On Behalf of Our Brothers & Sisters in Arms

My name is Raymond Cordova and I am proud to have served our nation with the 82nd Airborne Division/504th Parachute Infantry Regiment as a communications technician attached to the 32nd Signal Battalion, headquartered in Darmstadt, Germany.

I am deeply disturbed that four of Irvine’s Council members, beginning with Mayor Farrah Khan followed by Anthony Kuo, Mike Carroll and Tammy Kim, disrespect our veterans with their empty promises.

On a personal note, I never want to hear them say: “Thank you for your service.”

I reference their false promise to make certain the 125-acre ARDA site at the Great Park would be for the Veterans Memorial Park and Cemetery.

How dare they now commit to a paltry 5 acres towards a “veterans memorial component” and 120 acres to grow flowers!

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