Young and old alike earned recognition this week for their efforts on the diamond and in a war zone, while a new organization announced how much the community has come together to support victims of this summer’s Marigold Fire.
Here’s some of the week’s good news.
Fairfield’s Atomic Bombers, a 6-and-under all-star team that won the Bobby Sox National All-Star Tournament of Champions in July, was honored Tuesday by the City Council.
City Councilman Rick Vaccaro said a lot of girls sports don’t get recognition, despite Title IX. He and the council made sure that didn’t happen with the Atomic Bombers.
“They went out, they played hard and they are national champs,” Vaccaro said.
The City Council gave the Atomic Bombers a standing ovation, with the rest of those present in the City Council chamber joining in.
Players for the Atomic Bombers are Emma Barrington, Kailee Cox, Kayla Ferrera, Isabelle Hendrickson, Blanca Olivarez-Ortiz, Alexis Ontiveros, Hailey Permenter, Elissa Perriard, Jordyn Persons, Genesis Salas, Aaliyah Spears and Charlotte Spears.
The manager is Leony Spears, the coaches are Russell Barrington, Hector Ontiveros and Olivia Rocha and the chaperone is Anjelica Persons.
Great job on a great season.
The Solano Community Support Coalition recently gave more than $20,000 in cash and gift cards to the Marigold Fire victims in Fairfield. The recipients were members of the seven households who were displaced.
Donations came from the following businesses and organizations:
Fairfield Ford, Texas Roadhouse, Round Table Pizza, Rubio’s, Grocery Outlet, Kaiser Permanente, Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Mission Solano, Liberty Christian Center, Family Celebration Center, Mount Calvary Baptist Church, Operation THUGS, the American Red Cross, La Cabana, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Project Linus, St. Stephen Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, New Hope Church of the Nazarene, Living Grace Fellowship, Hope Christian Church and Fairfield Christian Reformed Church.
This group came together almost immediately after the devastating Aug. 27 fire, demonstrating once again the giving and caring nature of the community.
Solano Community College issued a resolution Wednesday night honoring Vietnam veterans.
With the resolution, the college proclaims from Nov. 11 to Nov. 11, 2014, as Vietnam War Veterans Year of Commemoration in an effort to recognize that chapter in U.S. history.
The resolution heads up the 50th anniversary of the Tonkin Gulf Resolution, which Congress passed Aug. 7, 1964, and enacted a few days later on Aug. 10. On Aug. 9, 2014, the Vallejo Veterans Building Council will honor those who served in Vietnam and pay tribute to those missing in action or prisoners of war.
With each passing year, veterans of the Vietnam War become a larger part of our nation’s surviving combat veterans. Many were not appreciated when they returned home from the war, but they well-deserve appreciation now.
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