Inland Empire Chapter
President, Dee Dee Rodler
Vice President, Hazel St. John
Treasurer, Lorna Kenney
Secretary, Ellen Shollenberger
Chaplin, Elda Diaz
About the Chapter:
Our Chapter is located in
California. The Inland Empire Chapter
covers Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.
We meet approximately 6 times a year, which includes our Memorial Day
and Veterans’ Day activities. Our
Chapter has donated to several local JROTC, the young men and women are quite
impressive and we are thrilled to support them.
We participated in the
Wreaths Across America for the first time last year and found it to be a
wonderful opportunity for us to be a part of the wreath laying at the Riverside
National Cemetery. Our National Cemetery
is the most active National Cemetery in the System, with over 235,000
gravesites, and averaging 35 services a day.
We take part of the Memorial
Day and Veteran’s Day ceremonies and meet up afterwards for lunch at a local
Two of our members, Gladys
Baie and Elda Diaz sit on the Board of Members for the Riverside National
Cemetery Support Committee and last year placed over 250 flowers arrangements
on the gravesites for families unable to come in person.
We also volunteer at the Riverside National Cemetery assisting families arriving for their service by giving them an overview of what will take place during the service, and answering questions in regards to the honors presentation and burial information. We also assist the Cemetery Representatives and the Memorial Honor Detail Teams.
Southwest Region Conference, TBD 2016-2017
Memorial Day Ceremony at The Riverside National Cemetery