Monthly Archives: November 2015

Content from Wells Fargo Stories

For veteran Chris Tomlin of San Diego, the reminders of war are gradually fading amid the ocean waves and comforts of a home. The U.S. Marine, who sustained a traumatic brain injury while serving in Iraq, is a lifelong surfer who says he finds peace as a homeowner — and helping others learn how to surf.

After three tours of duty in Iraq, the former bomb diffuser says he has fought his way back to normalcy. Today, he works with nonprofits to support other veterans with disabilities and share the healing of the waves with them….

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Operation Amped is having a Veteran’s day surf program at Moonlight Beach for vets, non vets and wounded warriors to celebrate Veteran’s Day. We are calling this Vets Honoring Vets. It is in connection with our American Legion in Encinitas and also with the City of Encinitas.

We will be getting to the beach at 8:00AM to set up and register everyone. At 9:00AM we will hit the surf and just have fun. We have a ton of sponsors and our goal is to have over 400 people at the beach that day!!! At 10:15AM we will clear the beach because at 10:30AM we will have the Marine Jumping Leathernecks Skydiving onto Moonlight Beach carrying the American Flag. We are having Amy Suggs sing the Star Spangled Banner as the flag drops to the beach.

At 11:00AM we are all going over to the Legion for lunch. The Mayor and the Legion Commander will speak at 1 and then we will have a raffle of several surf boards, and other great prizes.

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