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Freedom Memorial dedicated to Vandenberg

SANTA MARIA, Calif. – Larry Lavagnino, Santa Maria mayor, speaks during the Vandenberg Air Force Base Monument Dedication here Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. The Vandenberg monument was the 11th annual Freedom Memorial dedication. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Yvonne Morales)

SANTA MARIA, Calif. – Larry Lavagnino, Santa Maria mayor, speaks during the Vandenberg Air Force Base Monument Dedication here Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. The Vandenberg monument was the 11th annual Freedom Memorial dedication. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Yvonne Morales)

SANTA MARIA, Calif. – An American flag flies during the Vandenberg Air Force Base Monument Dedication here Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. The event included keynote speeches from prominent members of the community, base Honor Guard flag presentation, and the unveiling of the VAFB Monument. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

SANTA MARIA, Calif. – An American flag flies during the Vandenberg Air Force Base Monument Dedication here Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. The event included keynote speeches from prominent members of the community, base Honor Guard flag presentation, and the unveiling of the VAFB Monument. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

SANTA MARIA, Calif. –Lois Capps, California’s 23rd Congressional District congresswoman, speaks during the Vandenberg Air Force Base Monument Dedication here Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. The Vandenberg monument was the 11th annual Freedom Memorial dedication. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

SANTA MARIA, Calif. –Lois Capps, California’s 23rd Congressional District congresswoman, speaks during the Vandenberg Air Force Base Monument Dedication here Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. The Vandenberg monument was the 11th annual Freedom Memorial dedication. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

SANTA MARIA, Calif. – Bob Hatch, Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce president and CEO, speaks as the keynote speaker during the Vandenberg Air Force Base Monument Dedication here Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. The event included keynote speeches from prominent members of the community, base Honor Guard flag presentation, and the unveiling of the VAFB Monument. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

SANTA MARIA, Calif. – Bob Hatch, Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce president and CEO, speaks as the keynote speaker during the Vandenberg Air Force Base Monument Dedication here Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. The event included keynote speeches from prominent members of the community, base Honor Guard flag presentation, and the unveiling of the VAFB Monument. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

SANTA MARIA, Calif. – The 30th Space Wing Vandenberg Air Force Base Monument was unveiled Friday morning here, Dec. 7, 2012. The Vandenberg Monument was the 11th annual Freedom Memorial dedication. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

SANTA MARIA, Calif. – The 30th Space Wing Vandenberg Air Force Base Monument was unveiled Friday morning here, Dec. 7, 2012. The Vandenberg Monument was the 11th annual Freedom Memorial dedication. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Col. Brent McArthur, 30th Space Wing vice commander,
speaks during the Vandenberg Air Force Base Monument Dedication here Friday,
Dec. 7, 2012. The event included keynote speeches from prominent members of
the community, base Honor Guard flag presentation, and the unveiling of the
VAFB Monument. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Col. Brent McArthur, 30th Space Wing vice commander, speaks during the Vandenberg Air Force Base Monument Dedication here Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. The event included keynote speeches from prominent members of the community, base Honor Guard flag presentation, and the unveiling of the VAFB Monument. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Col. Brent McArthur, 30th Space Wing vice commander,
speaks during the Vandenberg Air Force Base Monument Dedication here Friday,
Dec. 7, 2012. The Vandenberg monument was the 11th annual Freedom Memorial
dedication. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Col. Brent McArthur, 30th Space Wing vice commander, speaks during the Vandenberg Air Force Base Monument Dedication here Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. The Vandenberg monument was the 11th annual Freedom Memorial dedication. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)