first_imgGovernment Local U.S. Marines Killed in Global Effort to Eradicate Terror Remembered at Memorial Dedication STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, October 6, 2014 | 8:01 pm Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe Herbeauty12 Female Fashion Trends That Guys Can’t StandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business Newscenter_img Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff As each name of a U.S. Marine killed in the global effort to eradicate terror was recited and a bell was rung, the dog tag was placed on a special memorial at the Pasadena U.S. Marine Reserve Center on Thursday, Oct. 2. Each of the Marines was from the greater Pasadena area.U.S. Marines and reservists, community leaders, members of the center’s Citizen Support Group and others took time to reflect on the sacrifices of the 12 Marines who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their nation:Cpl Carlos Arellanopandura, RosemeadPFC Eric Ayon, Glendale2nd Lt. James Blecksmith, San MarinoLCpl Donald Cline, Sierra MadreLCpl Sergio Escobar, PasadenaLCpl Mario Gonzalez, Baldwin ParkLCpl Blake Howey, GlendaleLCpl Francis Martinez-Flores, DuarteLCpl Raul Mercado, MonroviaCpl Brian Oliveira, GlendaleLCpl Rogelio Ramirez, PasadenaLCpl Dion Whitley, AltadenaThe ceremony began with an invocation, continued with the reading of the names and the placing of the dog tags on the monument and ended with the lowering of the U.S. flag.“The intent of such a memorial is not to glorify war or even commemorate some great victory of the past. It is meant simply to honor those who have died in service to their country,” said LtCol Donald Wright during the ceremony. “We honor their sacrifice and remind ourselves of the need to be ready to answer our nation’s call. We also remind those who have fallen that we have not forgotten them and that we will not let them down.”The Pasadena U.S. Marine Center is at 2699 Paloma St. at the northwest corner of Paloma Street and Sierra Madre Boulevard.Resting near the flagpole and the entrance to the main building, the memorial can be seen easily through the fence that surrounds the center.The 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, also known as the 2/23, is an infantry reserve unit that provides trained personnel to augment and reinforce active-duty units in times of war, disasters and other situations as national security requires. About 30 active-duty and reserve U.S. Marines are on staff daily at the center.The 2/23 also participates in local civic events and works in cooperation with the city of Pasadena during emergencies and natural disasters.During monthly training drills there are more than 200 U.S. Marines at the center.Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard and the Pasadena City Council unanimously voted to adopt the 2/23 on Nov. 25, 2013, formally recognizing the relationship between the city of Pasadena and the Pasadena U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Center, which is on city-owned land.For more information call (626) 398-0295. Community News Top of the News 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimeslast_img read more