|Mike Cano (center) was recognized May 21 as the Miller-Jones Veteran of the Year by Menifee VFW Post 1956.|
Several local and state officials were present or were represented at the event, including Nico Melendez (left), who was representing his wife, Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez of the 67th District.
Cano is relatively new to the Post but has been a strong supporter and active member. A Marine Corps veteran, he owns and manages Newport Cleaners in Menifee. He also is a professor at the University of La Verne.
Currently, Cano is Service Officer for the Post. He is the first person a comrade in need approaches for assistance through the Veterans service programs.
Cano was recognized during the ceremony by Commander Pete Maroosis of VFW Post 1956.