Returning after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, the American Legion, and local veterans are joining to host the services to honor and remember the lives of U.S. soldiers lost in battle.
The event will include a rifle salute, a flag ceremony, and stories told by veterans, including Lt. General Andrew Croft, Military Deputy Commander of the U.S. Southern Command. As the keynote speaker, Croft will share his insights of more than 30 years of service and six flying assignments. “This is a day of observance where we honor the great men and women who died while serving in the Armed Forces of this great nation of ours,” Molleda said. He continues to help as a volunteer at the downtown VA Medical Center, and has been instrumental in creating the Cuban-American Veterans Association (CAVA), VFW Post 10212 (Jose Marti), VVA Post 620, and the DAV. He is married and lives in Westchester.