This week on Live Wire the Honor is ours with our guests Major General Daniel E. Helix and Major General Robert Hipwell 

The United States Volunteers – America is A not-for-profit organization with units throughout the country, whose primary mission is to assist in the rendering of Military Funeral Honors. Units also perform community service as Color Guard for Veterans ceremonies.

As a Service Organization serving Veterans, United States Volunteers – America claims its heritage from Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders; the last volunteer cavalry unit to serve. The Rough Riders were officially called the “United States Volunteers” and wore USV as their collar insignia.  Today, USV-A troopers wear

a modified US Army uniform with unique insignia, rank and distinctive, non-federal, buttons. They are in compliance with AR670-1 Chapter 30 regulations, in accordance with rules as a military society.

Troopers are trained and certified in accordance with AP3 and TACOM regulations. All veterans honorably discharged and patriotic individuals lineally descended from Honorably Discharged veterans over the age of 18 my apply for membership in their local unit USV-A. Training and certifications are provided and the need for dedicated volunteers is great. Information provided by USV-A National Headquarters  www.usvhonors.org

The 17th Annual Arden Arcade 4th of July Parade

The “Spirit of Freedom” is the theme for this years Arden Arcade 17th Annual 4th of July Parade.  Mike Grace will be our guest on Live Wire to share about the upcoming Parade.

Mike is the General Manager for the Fulton-El Camino Recreation & Parks District.  The Parade Rout begins at 2700 Fulton and travels south on Fulton, turns west on Cottage and will end at Howe Park.  You can enter or just attend the festivities.

There will be Awards such as Best of Show, Most Creative and many more so don’t miss out on this event!  www.fecrpd.com