Democrats’ Flag Day Celebration in Orange, noon to 3 today! Vern will be pounding the piano keys…

Last minute one-flew-over-the-transom thing, but these DPOC Flag Day events can be historic.  Two years ago was where Vern and Greg met Diana Lee Carey, learned about the 405 toll lanes  controversy, Vern introduced her to Gus Ayer, who helped her get onto the Westminster Council, we’ve been successfully fighting the Toll Lanes ever since, the rest is history, yada yada.  Below, see the press release (which we JUST GOT this morning.)  Vern WILL be playing piano there, and HB councilwoman Jill Hardy will be doing her usual lovely rendition of God Bless America… come make a request!

72nd ADA Flag Day Celebration Committee, 2014

P.O. Box 3628, Huntington Beach, Calif. 92605

Media Advisory

June 9, 2014                                                                                   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


The Democratic Party of Orange County (72nd Assembly Democratic Alliance) Celebrates Their 12th Annual Flag Day Event

Orange, Calif. – On Saturday, June 14, 2014, the 72nd Assembly Democratic Alliance (ADA) Flag Day Celebration Committee, co-chaired by Jim Moreno and Ray Cordova, will host the 12th Annual Celebration of America’s Flag at Teamsters Local 952, 140 S. Marks Way, Orange, CA  92868 (at Chapman, just East of the 57 Freeway) from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

Lunch will be served at 12:00 noon and the program commences at 1:00 pm. The general public is invited to attend, enjoy the American tradition of hot dogs and apple pie, and join in the celebration of our Nation’s flag. Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez along with many elected officials will be in attendance and several will be speaking during the program about what the flag and country mean to them.

This year, as in the past, the Flag Day Committee will present four civic awards.

  • The Dr. Consuelo Nieto Award for Patriotic Activism will be presented to Monica Broome. Ms. Broome came to the U.S. as a child refugee of WWII, and went on to a 34 year career as an Educator, in addition to active involvement with the California Teachers Association and the Democrats of North Orange County.
  • The Chauncey Alexander Award for Social Activism will be presented to Donald Craig. Mr. Craig has been active in his community, and in the Orange County NAACP for over 16 years where he currently serves as President. He has been active in the revitalization of this organization through a number of outreach initiatives.
  • The Gladys Mason Labor Award will be presented to Piedmont Brown. Mr. Brown is a 33-year member and current President of Local 433 of the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers. He is also active in the Ironworkers at the State and National level; and served as Chief Negotiator for the Affiliates of Disneyland Resort and Theme Park of Anaheim California where he was instrumental in turning the Park to a more Union Friendly Workplace environment.
  • The Nagi Daifallah Award for Social Justice will be presented to Souhail Toubia, M.D. Dr. Toubia immigrated to the U.S. from Lebanon, and has been active in his profession as Medical Director of Bristol Park Medical Group in Fountain Valley, and as a Founder and CEO of TMX Engineering & Manufacturing Inc. and Allez Medical Applications  Inc. in Santa Ana. He also serves on the national board of the American-Arab Anti Discrimination Committee (ADC), and has been involved in many other local and international humanitarian projects.

NOTE #1: Although this is a Democratic Party event, the general public is invited regardless of party affiliation.

NOTE #2: There is no admission price but donations are accepted and shared with several veterans’ charitable organizations.

For additional information, contact the host committee on



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