California Stories

Luc & Rachel Perez, San Diego

(Nominated by Cheryl Perez)
March 13, 2011

My children, Luc, a senior and age 18 and Rachel, a seventh grader age 13, have been involved in community service to veterans since their Dad passed away in 2003 from a service connected disability from the Vietnam War.  They are both Associate Members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart and have participated as volunteers at many events at the Veterans Medical Center and Veterans Home of Chula Vista over the years. They have also been involved with interviewing WWII veterans, helping write their stories and uploading them on the internet so future generations will never forget the sacrifices made for them.  My son is currently working on a project to create a veterans’ resource website that schools can use to find local veterans and veteran organizations to come to the schools to do talks and presentations.