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Digital Memorial Day Wraps Up, Ready for Coronado

Building the pieces of a special Memorial Day tribute, one by one. City of Coronado cinematographer Tony Perri is seen here at Star Park interviewing Chuck Lucas, ranking officer at Coronado VFW Post 2422. Photo by Joe Ditler.


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Coronado Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2422 and the City of Coronado have been working hard all week to produce a half hour digital tribute to Memorial Day.

Historically, the VFW gathers at Star Park to honor our fallen warriors, as they have for decades on this special occasion. This year, with the presence of the Coronavirus disease, officers at the VFW, along with staff and elected officials at the City of Coronado, will be producing a 30-minute Memorial Day tribute, which will air on the City of Coronado’s government access channel, beginning this Monday, May 25 (Memorial Day).

Cinematographer Tony Perri, with the City of Coronado.

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This unique and new video project is being produced by local cinematographer Tony Perri, in conjunction with the VFW (Coronado Post 2422) and the City of Coronado; the United States Navy League, Coronado Council and Military Officers Association of America (Silver Strand Chapter); as well as the Marine Corps League (Coronado Detachment).

The special videotaped program of the Memorial Day Ceremony can be viewed on Coronado TV (Spectrum 19 and AT&T 99), on Memorial Day, May 25, at 10 am. It will be replayed in the weeks following the holiday. Programming for the City of Coronado’s government access channel is also accessible at

Jo Beth Cosgrove singing the National Anthem from last year’s Memorial Day ceremony at Star Park. She has been recorded singing for this year’s digital presentation as well.

Veterans of Foreign Wars, Coronado Post 2422, located on Orange Avenue.

All photos by Joe Ditler.

VFW Goes Digital For Memorial Day 2020

This release was prepared by Joe Ditler and Part-Time PR, serving the needs of Coronado businesses and non-profits since 1985.

For more information, write or call (619) 742-1034 or

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Joe Ditler
Joe Ditler is a professional writer, publicist and Coronado historian. Formerly a writer with the Los Angeles Times, he has been published in magazines and newspapers throughout North America and Europe. He also owns Part-Time PR (a subsidiary of Schooner or Later Promotions), specializing in helping Coronado businesses reach larger audiences with well-placed public relations throughout the greater San Diego County. He writes obituaries and living-obituaries under the cover "Coronado Storyteller." To find out more, write or call, or (619) 742-1034.


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