Thousands Attend Rally

Thousands Attend Rally

BARSTOW — On the day when America pays tribute to those who have fallen in service to their country, elected officials joined thousands of concerned citizens at the “Save the Barstow Veterans Home Rally.”

The Memorial Day event began at Dana Park Community Center and across the street at the Barstow Fire Protection District Headquarters. It included a vehicle “Rolling Rally” that involved classic cars, tow trucks, low riders, an equestrian team and nearly 500 motorcycles that roared past the Veterans Home of California-Barstow.

Nearly a thousand spectators lined Barstow Road and Veterans Parkway to watch the procession of decorated vehicles with passengers and drivers, who sounded their horns, waved American flags and shouted “Thank you” toward the veterans.

Many staying at the veterans facility sat outside and waved American flags and held signs that read “Save Our Home,” “We Defended America, Please Defend Us” and “Not Today, Newsom.”

Mayor Julie Hackbarth-McIntyre told the Daily Press that the patriotic and non-partisan event was designed to send Gov. Gavin Newsom a message not to….