October 2015 News Round Up
"Millennials give more than most, a survey of charity travel finds"
LA Times: American travelers care about the communities they visit and want to give back when they're on the road. It's especially true of millennials, those in the 18- to 35-year-old age group who give more of their time and money than the average traveler.
The findings come from recently released survey results by Tourism Cares called "Good Travels: The Philanthropic Profile of the American Traveler."
The good news: More than half of American travelers have volunteered or made a monetary donation to a place they visited in the last two years.
"USS Iowa celebrates Hispanic Heritage Day."
Examiner: Battleship Iowa in San Pedro celebrated Hispanic Heritage Day Saturday afternoon to honor the contributions made by Hispanic and Latino Americans that served in the United States Armed Forces.
The five hour cultural event was free to the general public complete with Mexican cuisine provided by My Steelo Catering and entertainment performed by Folklorico Del Mar and the Mariachi Academy of Carson.
David Canfield, Vice-President of the Pacific Battleship Center began opening ceremonies by paying tribute to the American spirit and by presenting the US Marine Corp Color Guards of Bell California — followed with a prayer by Pastor Douglas (Gunny) Williams and the National Anthem.
District representative Herman Castillo from the office of Congresswoman Janice Hahn and Senator Isadore Hall III made brief statements in honor of Hispanic Heritage Day and the Battleship IOWA before presenting certificates of recognition honoring five local Hispanic American veterans; Louis Ybarra, Charles (Charlie) Valle, Louis Dominguez, and Manuel Torres who was unable to attend Saturday's event — Louis Ybarra accepted the certificate on Mr. Torres' behalf.