SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 20, 2013) - On Saturday, May 18th, Armed Forces Day, the 5th annual "Barona Race Day Salute to the Military" event took place a the Barona Racetrack in Lakeside, CA.
The festivities were held at the 1/8-mile drag strip at the Barona Race Track. The day was a private event, sponsored by Barona and Lincoln Military Housing (LMH), for servicemen and women, and their families, who live in San Diego County Lincoln Military Housing homes. Free to Lincoln Military Housing families, the event included high-octane races, lunch, family photo opportunities, children's activities, T-shirts, and much more.
An LMH resident encapsulated the fun and excitement of the event by saying,
"The best experience was being at an event that my entire family enjoyed! The races were our favorite part and we have never seen these before! The racecar drivers were all so nice and even let my kids sit in their cars for photos. Thank you Lincoln for giving all us military personnel this experience as a thank you!"
Particularly moving was the mid-day ceremony held to honor the sacrifice of military members and their families. The ceremony included a color guard presentation by the Michael A. Monsoor Battalion of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps as well as a performance of the National Anthem.
Lincoln Military Housing is proud to donate over $15,000 from the event to the Navy SEAL Foundation. The donation comprised of sponsorship dollars, proceeds from the Lincoln Military Housing May water bottle collection fundraiser, T-shirt sales, door prize ticket sales, and a generous donation from Barona Racetrack.
For more information about this event, please visit: http://uglydart.lincolnmil.com/
About Lincoln Military Housing
Established in 2001, in collaboration with parent company Lincoln Property Company and a contract with the Department of Defense, Lincoln Military Housing seeks to provide high quality housing and support for American military members and their families. Now managing more than 31,000 homes throughout the country, Lincoln Military Housing is a robust and thriving company. The San Diego Community Services Department of LMH plans over 500 free events a year that are attended by over 40,000 military personnel and their families.
For more information about LMH and our services, please visit: www.lincolnmilitary.com.