A Special Memorial Day Delivery For La Mesa

WASHINGTON D.C. -- City Councilman Dave Allan arrived right on schedule in the nation's capital Monday to deliver a special Memorial Day message from La Mesa.

Allan, above with capital staffers Ellen Malin of Rep. Duncan Hunter's office, and Ericka Perryman, of Rep. Darrell Issa's office, placed the special La Mesa commemorative marker at the World War II Memorial on the Washington Mall. Allan originally intended to leave the marker at the Vietnam Memorial, but security for President Barack Obama's speech there Monday prohibited leaving anything at that memorial for the day.

"The marker will be picked up and added to the Vietnam memorial mementos,'' Allan said. "I'm proud to have gotten it here for the city.''

The special marker enshrined in glass the monuments the city erected this year to dedicate a portion of Fletcher Parkway as Veterans Memorial Parkway.

Allan is almost midway on his cross-country motorcycle tour, which included this Memorial Day mission.

"Now that this is done, we're getting back on the bikes and heading for a little vacation up the coast,'' Allan said.

Traveling with a friend, Allan is heading to Gettysburg before returning to California.

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Comment by helen t. givens on May 28, 2012 at 3:39pm

Dave Allan  is the type of man who accepts this kind of assignment with enthusiasm and follows it through to completion with honor and dignity. We all owe him our thanks.

Comment by Jack Leary on May 28, 2012 at 12:54pm

Great job Dave, keep up the good work, oh! and have a great bike ride I wish I was with you. . . . . .

Comment by Ernest Ewin on May 28, 2012 at 12:21pm

Dave, Glad you made it safely...The "marker" looks fantastic and so appropriate.

Appreciate your efforts and thoughts on this...Ernie

Comment by chris shea on May 28, 2012 at 11:39am

That's a wonderful photo.  I'm glad Dave was able to deliver the marker to Washington DC.

Good job, Dave Alan!!  

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