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Change of Command ceremony on the beach

by: HB News staff writer
Posted: October 16, 2017

HUNTINGTON BEACH...Visitors to the pier on Friday morning, October 13th were surprised to see so many young soldiers on the north side of the historic Huntington Beach Pier.

"Were having a change of command," said Mike Ali, owner of Zack's concession on the beach and a military man himself.

Under the watchful eyes of several Non-Commission Officers (NCO), the Army were signing up new members for the militiary force.

Several newer soldiers in uniforns stood at attention with their battalion leaders listening to a special ceremony.

Huntington Beach has been very kind to our military over the years, said Ali.

After the ceremony we'll feed them this morning as my way of giving back to the boys and girls who serve their country in uniform, Ali said.

Mike Ali served in the Army in Viet Nam from 1967 - 1969 and now is the city's liaison to the military and a respected member of the American Legion Post 133.


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