The National City Chamber of Commerce together with the City of National City will honor the men and women of service in the Unites States Navy during the 59th Annual Salute to Navy luncheon on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center (140 East 12th Street, National City, CA 91950).
National City’s Salute to Navy has been a longstanding tradition for the past 59 years. National City holds this event every year during the month of October and jointly celebrates the Navy’s birthday. This is the first and longest running event of its kind in the United States.
National City’s Salute to Navy was founded by ex-Army businessman George Buell, who was manager of the W.T. Grant Department Store in National City. He recognized the long and mutually supportive association between the military in San Diego and the community specifically the strong ties between National City and its Naval Station neighbor. This event is an opportunity to express city wide gratitude to our armed forces and highlight the Navy’s impact on the local and regional economy such as their contributions to education, workforce development, national security, and economic development.
Mr. Landis enlisted in the United States Army in 1965. He served in Vietnam from 1967 – 1968 as a Platoon Leader and Headquarters Company Commander with the First Battalion Thirty-Fifth Infantry. He was honorably discharged from active duty in 1969 with the rank of Captain. Mr. Landis became a Board member of Veterans Village of San Diego in 1996, Vice-Chairman in 1997, Chairman in 2001 and Chief Executive Officer in 2007. He currently serves on the national 12-member Department of Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans and the Easter Seals Dixon Center Command Council Advisory Board.
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