VFW Post 1956 Honors Mike Cano as Veteran of the Year

Mike Cano (center) was recognized May 21 as the Miller-Jones Veteran of the Year by Menifee VFW ...

Mike Cano (center) was recognized May 21 as the Miller-Jones Veteran of the Year by Menifee VFW Post 1956.
Vietnam veteran and Menifee businessman Mike Cano was honored this week by Menifee VFW Post 1956 as the Miller-Jones Veteran of the Year for 2014.

Cano was presented with the award May 21 at the Francis Domenigoni Community Center in Winchester. Miller-Jones Mortuary sponsored the award and Veteran's Salute event, which included lunch and entertainment, featuring the singing of the national anthem and "America the Beautiful."

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.

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