COVINA - For a third year, the California Association of Criminal Investigators (CACI) is sponsoring a flag dedicated at the annual Covina Field of Valor event to honor CACI members who are veterans.
Through November 15, 2018, thousands of American flags are standing proud in the fields of Sierra Vista Middle School as a patriotic tribute honoring all veterans and active duty military personnel.
“Funds raised from the Field of Valor provide assistance to our local veterans, the families of our deployed military, and the Ontario USO,” said CACI member James Potts. “No other flag fields in our area currently dedicate the money they raise solely to benefit our military.”
The majority of flags at this event are sponsored honoring a friend or family member, or in this case all CACI members who are veterans.
“This is a touching and visual way to honor and help our veterans,” said California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) President Alan Barcelona. “Our veterans have earned our heartfelt thanks and respect. To our members who have served, and those who are active, thank you for your service, and thank you to CACI for participating in this event.”
From the Covina of Valor website:
“In 2011, the Pentagon estimated that 20% of our Veterans would be homeless. Covina Rotary took a stand and made a huge commitment to ensure our local Veterans would be cared for. We started planning Field of Valor, and it took us a year to launch the first field in 2012. Covina Rotary, in collaboration with the Veterans Administration, local law enforcement, and community support, has taken four homeless Veterans from under their tents in Azusa Canyon, and placed them into housing. They remain in housing and are productive members of our society today. In addition, we have helped countless Veterans stay in their homes, and have paid rent, utilities, and various other bills on their behalf.”