WHAT: Craig Williams Elementary will host a patriotic program of events to honor the legacy of Vietnam War hero Craig Williams, for whom the school is named. Guests include veteran and author Dennis Landers, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Nathaniel Cerda, Cerritos City Councilmember Jim Edwards and musicians from the Mayfair High School.

WHEN: 8:35 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10

WHERE: Craig Williams Elementary, 6144 Clark Ave., Lakewood

DETAILS: Veteran and author Dennis Landers will speak about his relationship with Craig Williams and read his poem, “The Boys of Del Valle Park.” Army Staff Sgt. Nathaniel Cerda will raise the flag. Cerritos City Councilmember Jim Edwards will lead the Pledge of Allegiance. The Mayfair High School Trumpeters will perform “Taps” and a Mayfair High School quartet will lead the National Anthem.

Craig Williams was a local resident who died in the Vietnam War during an attempt to rescue a comrade. The school was named in his honor in 1987.

MEDIA: Media is welcome to attend.